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, "Poised 5," stainless steel, painted black metal base

Poised 5

Joe Gitterman, "Wall Knot HH," stainless steel, paint

Wall Knot HH

Joe Gitterman, "Healing Knot 2," bronze

Healing Knot 2

Joe Gitterman, "Folded Form 5," patinated bronze, black oak base

Folded Form 5

Joe Gitterman, “Orange 4,” painted stainless steel

Orange 4