39 Bowls

March 6 - May 10, 2020   |   Launch Viewing Room   |  Third Floor

Bruce M. Sherman

Press Release

Nicelle Beauchene is pleased to present 39 Bowls by Bruce M. Sherman at the gallery’s project space Third Floor. This presentation will run concurrently with Sherman’s exhibition Earth/Heaven Heaven/Earth at the main gallery.

39 Bowls features thirty-nine hand thrown and glazed bowls staged groupings throughout Third Floor’s living room. For this new series, Sherman focused on the traditional stemmed or standing bowl form, reminiscent of the altar bowls used during the Ming dynasty (ca. 14-17th century China) for ceremonial or ritualistic purposes. Each bowl—unique in size and design—emblematizes the artist’s glazing techniques and incised decorations. Sherman’s vibrant colors and playful motifs (eyes, trees, symbols, and anthropomorphized animals) tell open-ended stories on the interior surfaces of each bowl. Several of the artist’s hand painted ceramic pictures with ceramic frames also hang throughout the apartment.

Bruce M. Sherman lives and works in New York. He has held solo exhibitions at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York; White Columns, New York; South Willard, Los Angeles; Kaufmann Repetto, Milan; and Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels (two person). Sherman has been included in group exhibitions at Aldrich Contemporary, Ridgefield, CT; The Power Station, Dallas, TX; Marianne Boesky Gallery, Brennan and Griffin, Front Desk Apparatus, and Regina Rex, New York, NY; Cooper Cole, Toronto, ON; Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR; Museo Regional Michoacano, Morelia, Mexico; Thomas Duncan Gallery and The Pit, Los Angeles, CA; among others. Work by Sherman is currently included in Object & Thing presented at the Independent Art Fair, and an exhibition of his work will open at The Journal, New York in May.

Third Floor is open by appointment only.
For further information, please contact gallery@nicellebeauchene.com