Selected Projects
HERB ALPERT: BLACK TOTEMS

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    opening reception, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills
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    Installation view, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills
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    Installation view, Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills

 

Herb Alpert's Black Totems sculpture installation was exhibited at Ace Gallery, Beverly Hills, in 2010. Curatorial Assistance produced and published an exhibition catalogue of the same name, with photography by Philipp Scholz Ritterman and an essay by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. The sculptures represent the culmination of over a decade of work in the sculpting studio. Since 1970 Alpert has presented his sculpture and paintings in over twenty solo and group exhibitions worldwide, and in 2010 he was the subject of a BBC documentary.

Each [totem] is cast in bronze, and their very weight is perceptible as you walk amongst them. Each one is truly a totem; in that its smooth, curving surfaces celebrate an intricate interaction between human and animal spirits; each one is an aspiration toward the heavens, an expression of the enduring, deeply human need to be one with nature and our fellow-travelers on this planet, and at the same time to integrate with some power beyond our fragile, temporal existence.

— Peter Clothier, Huffington Post


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Herb Alpert: Black Totems (Curatorial Assistance, July 2010)

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