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Gunther Gerlach

Sculpture and Space

Gunther Gerlach is widely hailed for having forged a new direction within the long tradition of wood sculpture, with expansive, abstract works that nonetheless remain concerned with form and demonstrate his dedication and deep respect to this living medium.

Gunther Gerlach: Sculpture and Space documents Gerlach’s work over thirty-five years and offers the first comprehensive overview of his critically acclaimed career. Slender and arranged in groups of varying heights to evoke the human form or painted to mimic the appearance of metal or stone, Gerlach’s sculptures are truly three-dimensional and of equal interest from every perspective. The space between the sculptures invites viewers to explore their placement relative to one another, as well as the empty space between them, lending additional layers of meaning to each work as part of the larger installation. In addition to eighty full-color illustrations, the book includes critical texts by art historian Arie Hartog and Yvette Deseyve that reflect on the artist’s process and tendency toward experimentation.

144 pages | 64 color plates, 30 halftones | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2013

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

On the history and contemporary relevance of relational space

Arie Hartog

Experimental bodies



Sculpture installations

Bundle of sticks

Yvette Deseyve


Exhibitions (selection)


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