Dates: May 9th – June 8th, 2024

Location: 195 Chrystie Street, NYC 10002
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm & Sunday by appointment
Contact: | 917.292.6921

Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present April Showers, a solo show by Bradley Sabin.

Bradley Sabin, a Louisiana based sculptor and passionate gardener, finds inspiration in nature and the world around him. The lush scenery from his New Orleans hometown informs his intricate wall installations and standing abstract objects. His sweeping sculptures combine hundreds of ceramic blossoms, carefully created and glazed, sometimes as many as 1,400 for a single project. He thoughtfully plans the composition in which the blooms, each screwed individually into a wall surface, are arranged. Sabin’s art has been installed in both galleries and personal homes across the country.

Each unique handmade flower is equally important to the whole. Rough, sugary textures coat the sturdy stems which support velvety and visceral petals. These vibrant yet tentative blooms give way to the reward of smooth, fleshy, glowing fruits. Luxuriating branches grow not heedlessly but according to some fractal instinct across walls similar to a flamboyant rococo fantasy rewedded to its honest organic roots. Whether they are plant or animal, some fleshy creature of the coral reef, Sabin’s forms translate nature to speak to the interior, to the human, to bridge inside and outside and transform geometric spaces to something living, hand-touched and alive.

Bradley Sabin received his Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Louisiana State University in 1996 after completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He now lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.