• Harry Geffert

    Fort Worth Contemporary Arts_the ART GALLERIES at TCU

    At age 52, Harry Geffen is a modern-day Pre-Raphaelite, although he began his career some 20 years ago as a Modernist abstract sculptor. Today, working exclusively in bronze, his sculptures illustrate moralizing symbolism through detailed realism. The centerpiece of this show, The Creation of Eve’s Consciousness, 1985–86, was a large multileveled sculpture dominated by a life-sized man and woman; this piece, along with a group of smaller works (mostly excerpted vignettes), revealed Geffert to be both reactionary and visionary. Working in a traditional medium and using straightforward metaphors,

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