Arthur Kern: The Surreal World Of A Reclusive Sculptor Opening Reception

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Arthur Kern: The Surreal World Of A Reclusive Sculptor Opening Reception
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Ogden Museum of Southern Art says
Arthur Kern is a retired Tulane Professor of Art, who all but withdrew from the outside world thirty years ago. Since then, he has spent much of his time working in his basement studio, creating scores of surreal sculptures that disturb as often as they enchant. Kern's subjects are horses and people, distorted in sometimes fanciful, sometimes macabre ways. His inspiration flows from his unconscious and can therefore be somewhat difficult to fathom, even for Kern himself. Since Kern has never had much interest in exhibiting or selling his sculptures, they have accumulated on shelves and table tops in the uptown house he shares with his wife of sixty years. Arthur Kern includes sixty of Kern's molded polyester sculptures. It is an impressive retrospective and, at the same time, a surprising and stunning debut.

This exhibition is guest curated by John Berendt. Berendt is the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The City of Falling Angels. At present, he divides his time between his home in New York and an apartment in New Orleans.
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By: Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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