What's Hot: Herb Alpert's “in•ter•course” Exhibition Opens Saturday Night

Friday, 3 May 2013, 9:08:00 AM

Mitch James

Herb Alpert's “in•ter•course” paintings and sculptures opening reception is this Saturday, May 4 from 6-9 pm.
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Herb Alpert's “in•ter•course” paintings and sculptures opening reception is this Saturday, May 4 from 6-9 pm.

Herb Alpert: “in•ter•course”

-- Paintings and sculptures opening reception

-- Free, Saturday, May 4 from 6-9

pm

-- Robert Berman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, C2/D5 (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Herb Alpert’s sculptures, particularly his towering

Black Totems series, continue to draw interest with their freedom of form and

massive size, with some pieces reaching 18 feet in height.

The totems were

inspired by indigenous sculptural forms from the Pacific Northwest.

What began

as hand-sized forms are scaled up and cast as 10 to 18 foot high monoliths.

Acknowledging totemic explorations by fellow sculptors Henry Moore, Auguste

Rodin, Constantin Brancusi and others, Alpert’s soaring forms appear as frozen

smoke, or jazz given physical form.

The exhibition will run from May 4 through

June 8.

For more information, call 310.315.1937 or visit www.robertbermangallery.com.

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