Kinetic Sculpture by Jerome Kirk
Exceptional abstract kinetic metal table top sculpture by Jerome Kirk. Dancing figures, signed and dated 1995. Measures H 27 in. x W 15 in. x D 8 in. Sculpture base measures 8" square.
Held: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA., Storm
King Art Center, Mountainville, NY., Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo,
NY., Sheldon Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE., Phoenix
Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ., University of California, Berkeley
Galleries, Santa Barbara, CA.
Jerome Kirk, (1923- ) was born in Detroit. After serving in World War
II, he received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in
1951. Influenced initially by Alexander Calder, David Smith and Harry
Bertoia, Kirk's work has set new standards in kinetic sculpture. Other
pieces of his in Southern California can be seen at TRW in Redondo Beach
("Quest," 1968), the Mayer Building in Beverly Hills ("Aprovoid,"
1982), Chapman University in Orange ("Light Wave," 1982 and "Random
Rods," 1988) and the Koll Center in Irvine ("Avion," 1986). Los Angeles
Times critic Suzanne Muchnic described Kirk as "a superb technician
whose sculptures trigger a contemplative or mesmerized response by their
gentle rhythms evocative of quiet music or graceful dance. His art lies
in the skillful orchestration of forms in motion and in managing
technology so well that it seems to disappear.
Resource: Los Angeles Times, April 18, 1983.