• Jesús Bautista Moroles

    Davis/McClain gallery

    Jesús Bautista Moroles is a master builder for a new Stone Age. His sculptures have a soaring lithic presence, like sectioned strata erupting from sunken chambers. Their surfaces are both rough and smooth; their edges jagged on one side, plumb-line straight on another. Light heightens their mass but erases their color when it strikes a polished finish. They often stream with water that comes from hidden sources within them. Moroles’ works have a strong architectonic character. Those that are monumental in size, such as Lapstroke, 1987, project a spatial ambience evocative of sacred precincts.

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