Sunday, March 16, 2014

Jack Kamesar Retrospective

                                Photo courtesy of Audrey Ray Daniel from her documentary about Jack, Fire & Spirit

This month in the Maurice Del Mue Gallery at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center we’re hosting an impressive retrospective (works from 1960 to 2013) of the work of sculptor Jack Kamesar.

Jack Kamesar studied fine art and architecture at UC Berkeley, where he first discovered his passion for sculpture.  
"Specter"  Wall mounted steel sculpture previously on display at the Surf Theater, SF
Over the years, Jack created sculptures as private commissions and public works. He has exhibited at the S F MOMA, De Young Museum, Spoleto International Arts Festival in Italy, Honolulu Civic Center, Arleigh Gallery, Vorpal Gallery and numerous other venues.

Study for "Procession"
I find Jack’s studies, figure sketches and preliminaries to his sculptural work particularly fascinating.

Here  are a few from the exhibit:

Studies for sculptural projects

Anatomical studies:

His interest in the human figure lead him to an intensive study of anatomy at UCSF. He dissected a cadaver and produced highly detailed anatomical drawings which took many months to complete).

After studying at Berekely, he lived and studied in Italy for two years where he worked in sculpture studios and bronze foundries.

Sketches from Settignano, Italy

Figures sketches:

I’ll post more photos from the reception in the near future. 

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