Solitude: Alone, but not Lonely

Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford

Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford

The worker stands in solitude. He is alone in an art gallery, but he doesn’t appear lonely. Looks like he’s taking a break from work; thinking things over.

But take a closer look.

Slab Man, Vinyl resin and fiberglass, polychromed in oil, Duane Hansen

Slab Man, Vinyl resin and fiberglass, polychromed in oil, Duane Hanson

Slab Man is the polychrome delight of artist Duane Hanson:

Cast in polyester resin from the live model, Duane Hanson’s sculptures erase the boundaries between art and life, shocking and delighting the spectator while also making him aware that the actual act of seeing presents the opportunity for pleasure and drama.
— Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford.

Whatever the technical details of the art that made him, Slab Man is my favorite. I visit his gallery often.

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One thought on “Solitude: Alone, but not Lonely

  1. I went w/ you to that Gallery and ‘he’ was definitely ‘someone’ you wouldn’t forget. 🙂

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