Peter DeCamp Haines: "Elements Converging"
November 11 - December 20, 2009
Boston Sculptors Gallery is pleased to present "Elements Converging" new bronze works by sculptor Peter DeCamp Haines.
Haines is known for his Artifacts- pure forms- favoring geometry, the compound curve, negative space and clean silhouettes. The images range from tools to architecture to stylized animals and humans. In total, these objects comprise a "personal archaeology".
This show "Elements Converging" is a departure in that Haines has taken a more constructivist approach. Using the pure elements of his previous work as building blocks, Haines has fashioned complex compositions. For example, Balance Beam is a narrative where simple forms are perched and cantilevered off of a central horizontal form, which is supported at each end by two figurative legs.
Space Totem is a seven-foot tower composed of stacked sections of increasing complexity, ending in a spire. Within each section, an abstracted face appears. This multi-faceted sculpture has a futuristic feeling of science fiction.
Bird Man is an anthropomorphic figure that begins from bird's feet, moves to human form, has architectural elements in the middle, and ends with a bird's head and beak.
Peter Haines is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He is a founding member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery and a co-founder of the Vermont Gentlemen's Foundry. His studio is in Cambridge, MA.