fog walks new sculpture by Norman Jabaut
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STOREFRONT (16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn) is pleased to present FOG WALKS: new sculpture by Norman Jabaut. On exhibition will be the artist’s recent wall sculptures made of collected debris washed up on beaches and gathered from that which has been discarded on the streets. FOG WALKS references the wandering spirit these sculptures portray. This is the artist’s first one-person exhibition which also includes the loan of a 1953 collage made at Black Mountain College by Robert Rauschenberg.
An opening reception for the artist, which also celebrate the new renovations to Storefront designed by Bushwick architect Corey Schneider, will be held Friday, February 19, 6-10pm.
Born in Plattsburgh, Norman Jabaut has steadily found his way from the mountains of the Adirondacks to the streets of Paris and the churches of Northern Italy. Aware of the impact of ‘man on his environment,’ Jabaut’s work references the importance of landscape within the scope of industrial progression. Working primarily from his home in Rouses Point, Jabaut, much like Fernand Leger who summered there in the early 1940s, draws inspiration from the natural world reclaiming the industrial and vice versa. His materials are collected from seashores and construction sites alike.
“The paintings by Leger, the combines by Rauschenberg,
and the shaped canvases by Hermine Ford are my guides
to a world attached to texture, color, and simple forms.”