June 3, 2017
On view until June 25th, “Manipulations” brings together the profoundly introspective and symbolic work of sculptor Bob Privitt, and adds a participatory element by making all of the sculptural pieces touchable. The visitor is then asked to decide, “Is It art?”
Artist Bob Privitt is Professor Emeritus at Pepperdine University, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Indiana University.
“I’m interested in the juxtaposition of disparate elements to create new meaning. I have long been intrigued by images and shapes which seem to have simple and obvious meanings, but upon further examination prove to have multiple and even contradictory meanings. Utilizing some of the conceptual methods of Dada and Surrealism I have tried to examine the psychological balance between that which is “reasonable” and that which is “irrational.” I do not consider myself a Dada or Surrealist artist. I am merely an observer of “THE HUMAN CONDITION” with its myths, dreams, future hopes, flights to freedom, and the balance between positive events and negative actions. My artwork is the result of those observations.”