• Jacques Schnier

    Santa Barbara Museum of Art

    Schnier abandoned the figurative, representational approach some years back when he concluded that the reliance on nature objects was too limited. He is now more involved in the basic abstract vocabulary of sculpture; volume, line, balance, opposition, repetition, and the manipulation of mass in space. The mood that emerges from this approach varies from the gentle to the destructive. The orchestration of his chosen theme is disciplined but endless in its variations.

    Schnier is a professor in the art department of the University of California at Berkeley. He is a California artist and a graduate

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