Scott Richards Contemporary Art presents

TOR ARCHER

Out of Nature

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Event has passed (Thu May 2, 2013 - Sat Jun 1, 2013)
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Art Openings, Arts, Galleries, Sculpture

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TOR ARCHER: OUT OF NATURE

May 2 – June 1, 2013

Opening Reception for the artist: Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7:30 pm

Scott Richards Contemporary Art is proud to present an exhibition of bronze sculptures and works on paper by San Francisco sculptor, Tor Archer.

Crafted from welded industrial copper tubing with earthy patinaed surfaces, the structures emerge from rough materials to be as airy as birds’ nests, embodying lightness and elegance. The result is witty and sophisticated, contrasting the meticulous finished forms with the mundane components used to create them.

As Archer states in Artworks Magazine, “The skeletons are almost like scaffolding.
I see it as holding together, not trapping within.” (Spring, 2008). Playing fragility against strength, Archer’s sculptures tap into our universal humanity, showing us how it endures despite the transitory nature of civilization.

Born in Massachusetts, Tor Archer grew up in Santa Barbara and has lived in San Francisco for many years. He is a three-time nominee for the prestigious SECA award, and has exhibited widely on the West Coast. He received his BA degree from UC Santa Cruz and his MFA degree from Boston University. This is his first exhibition at Scott Richards Contemporary Art. A full color catalog accompanies the exhibition.

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Scott Richards Contemporary Art
251 Post Street, Suite 425
San Francisco, CA
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  1. Scott Richards Contemporary Art
    251 Post Street, Suite 425, San Francisco, CA