Los Angeles

Bernard Zimmerman

Ankrum Gallery

Cast bronze pieces of sculpture by Bernard Zimmerman are intimate in scale, sensual in appearance. For the most part, these small pieces are planar in format, functioning much like freestanding bas-reliefs. Surfaces are richly and impressionistically articulated, adding a tactile dimension to the wedge and disc shapes.

Works exhibited are from the artist’s “blind series.” Each piece shows in some way the subject breaking through the darkness, or experiencing the first glimmerings of perception. This takes place through partially opened windows, through organic orifices, and through blister-like breaks in the walls of apathy. One feels that much more takes place inside these planar shapes—activity that can only be glimpsed through occasional breaks in the placid facade.

Virginia Allen