Canadian Sculptures' Society

Gordon Becker

Artist Statement:
In my work, I combine rough, spontaneous wood construction with the meticulous craftsmanship of a master wood carver, to create life-size sculptures that reflect the dynamism, grace, and pain of the dance.
Depicted in the earliest cave paintings, flight has been the carrier of desire. Dancers, in their brief transcendence over gravity, are the embodiment of our dreams of flight.

Education:
1968-1970 Ontario College of Art

Solo Exhibitions:
2004 "Feel Like Dancing" Galerie Wild, Frankfurt, Germany
2003 Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario
2002 Sculptors Society of Canada Gallery, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2003 "Biennale International of Contemporary Art" Florence, Italy (4th Prize, Sculpture)
2002 John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2002 "Figuratively Speaking" 3-Man Show, Sculptors Society of Canada Gallery, Toronto
2002 Nancy Boole's Studio, 16 Hazelton Ave, Toronto

Collections/Commissions:
2002 Niagara-Gateway Casino, NIagara Falls, Ontario: 13 Sculptures
Front Doors, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto
Madonna and Child, Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board, Blessed by the Pope, J2P2

email: gallery@cansculpt.org

website: http://www.gordonbecker.com

Media: Mixed Media

SSC Member Since: 2000