John Buck, Sculpture and Prints
October 8 through December 1, 2000
The exhibition concentrates on John Buck's recent wood sculpture and woodblock prints. Widely known in the northwest and across the US since the mid seventies, Buck has recently used the human figure as a template within which to explore a complex language of cultural symbols. Widely known for his mixed media works, Buck has recently used the human figure as a template within which to explore a complex language of familiar and unfamiliar cultural symbols. This exhibition brings together 37 works which illustrate Buck's almost visceral affinity for his medium of wood and his ability to translate his own experiences into a vocabulary of visual objects. Hybrid symbols relate parts of different stories and together weave new narratives of public concerns and private dreams. Although based in Montana, Buck has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States since the mid-seventies. His work is included in major museums and corporate collections, from The Museum of Modem Art in New York to the San Francisco Museum of Modem Art.