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Pol Bury

Landau Gallery

Belgian artist Pol Bury is a poet, a meticulous craftsman, and a highly inventive and original talent. After showings in Los Angeles and New York his reputation in this country is advancing rapidly to challenge a phenomenal respect already enjoyed in Europe through his success at the 1964 Venice Biennial and other major survey exhibitions on the continent. Essentially a Surrealist, Bury, now 43 years old, abandoned literary images about 1945 and stressed organization of three-dimensional forms which, by 1953, had become motorized. Bury’s poetic approach to mechanized construction places natural emphasis on grace and elegance of movement in sharp contrast to the bombast and violence typical of a Tinguely invention. The motorized action is nearly imperceptible as it silently proceeds to stir white-tipped bristles, shift metal prongs, rearrange wood knobs, and roll polished spheres supporting

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