FETISHES FOR FUN
Sculptures by Barbara Korman
Titles of Work
PURPLE DOME • 9.25 x 8 x 8 inches—Wood, Vinyl Compound, Acrylic Paint
BLUE TRIANGLE • 9.5 X 4.5 X 3 inches—Wood, Acrylic Pain
ORANGE BALLS • 7.5 x 6 x 2.75 inches—Wood, Papier Mache, Acrylic Paint
PINK BOXES • 9.5 x 6 x 3 inches—Wood, Acrylic Paint
BRONZE OVAL • 14 x 4 x 4 inches—Wood, Cardboard, Vinyl Compound, Acrylic Paint
ORANGE BOXES • 9 x 5.5 x 6 inches- Wood, Vinyl Compound, Acrylic Paint
BRONZE BALLS • 11 x 6.75 x 4.75 inches -Wood, Acrylic Paint
BLACK BALL • 10.5 x 6 x 6 inches- Wood, Vinyl Compound, Acrylic Paint
BLUE BASE • 8 x 10 x x 3 inches- Wood, Vinyl Compound, Acrylic Paint
BLACK OVAL • 8.5 x 8 x 5 inches- Wood, Acrylic Paint
Changing times often signal changing behavior. After many years of working with salvaged tree branches it felt like a time for a change. I do like the challenge of limitations and decided to work with store bought wood and papier mâché craft forms. These small sculptures while serious, seemed playful and demanded bright, playful color. I think of them as fetishes for fun.
Korman's award winning works have been exhibited in more than one hundred solo and group shows in leading museums and galleries, including The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grounds for Sculpture, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Hudson River Museum and Tiffany and Company's Fifth Avenue windows. Today, her sculptures are included in public and private collections throughout the world, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Phelps Memorial Hospital, and Olivetti-Rome.Korman has dedicated a large part of her life to education and the development of creative thinking. Named "StyleMaker" by the New York Times, she is listed in Foremost Women of the 20th Century and Who's Who in America. Korman is a former Board President and current Program Director of the Katonah Museum Artists' Association.