Sanchez Art Center is honored to present
Robert Hudson: Recent Work, an exhibit of Hudson’s sculpture
curated by Philip E. Linhares. The exhibition opens February 25
with a reception from 7 to 9 pm, and runs through March 27. Robert
Hudson is an artist of national and international renown, one
of our foremost American sculptors. For the last four decades,
he has been known for his large-scale welded-steel and poly-chromed
steel and bronze sculptures, but he has also produced an extensive
body of work in ceramics, paintings, and drawings. Hudson recently
completed a 144 by 11-foot tall mural, entitled Landmark,
in porcelain over steel for One Hawthorne, a condominium overlooking
Howard Street in San Francisco.
Hudson first received
wide recognition in the 1960s as a part of the Bay Area Funk movement,
which produced a liberating explosion of zany assemblage art.
Fifty years later, Kenneth Baker, art critic at the SF Chronicle,
calls Hudson’s recent work “mature in all the right senses: seasoned,
confident, even wise in a way difficult to explain.” The Frank
Lloyd Gallery, representing Mr. Hudson in New York, notes that
his spatially and formally complex work is “often characterized
by found objects, wit, and irony.” Hudson is also represented
by the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco.
Robert Hudson grew
up in Richland, Washington, and earned both a BFA and MFA at the
San Francisco Art Institute, where he also taught before joining
the art department at UC Berkeley. He has often collaborated with
colleagues and lifelong friends William Wiley, Richard Shaw, and
William Allen. Hudson‘s work is included in the Art Institute
of Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Modern
Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum
of Modern Art; and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
work leads viewers into new interior territory. Each piece asks
rather than answers questions, and leaves us with a sense of fresh
perspective, wonder, and gratitude. His works are intriguing,
and while they may not be easily understandable, they are quietly
insistent and intensely rewarding to engage with.
public is invited to a free “Conversation about Robert Hudson’s
Sculpture” by exhibit curator Philip E. Linhares, Chief
Curator of Art at Oakland Museum of California; Michael
Schwager, Professor of Art at Sonoma State University; and
Robert Hudson, on the exhibit’s closing day, Sunday, March
27, at 4 pm.
Sanchez Art Center
is located at 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, CA, 1.5 miles
east of Highway 1, in the building with the colorful mural. Following
the February 25 opening from 7 to 9 pm, galleries will be open
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm, through March 27.