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Joe Gitterman

b. 1936

Joe Gitterman creates abstract sculptures inspired by movement such as ballet and modern dance. Gitterman states, “I thought about the movements of the dancers as a series of frames in an old celluloid film, and how just one of those frames could convey a fantastic sense of motion. I thought that capturing this ‘single frame of motion’ in a solid piece of sculpture would be a wonderful challenge.”

Sculpting models in copper, wax or acrylic, Gitterman chooses to cast in bronze or fabricate in stainless steel. The surface texture and color of each piece accentuates features such as sensual form or the suggestion of dynamic movement. Whether rendered in clean, crisp stainless-steel, vibrant color, or the leathery patina of bronze each abstraction and gesture references the fluidity of form and motion.

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Joe Gitterman, "Movement 3," bronze, mirror polished, automobile paint highlights

Movement 3

Joe Gitterman, "Torso 15," bronze

Torso 15

Joe Gitterman, "Poised 4," stainless steel, painted black metal base

Poised 4

Joe Gitterman, "Yellow Knot," stainless steel, painted

Yellow Knot

Joe Gitterman, "Torso 7," patinated bronze, black oak base

Torso 7