Ira will present a slide and video presentation about the inspirations, techniques, and concepts from his early work as a jewelry designer leading to his current collection of prosthetic sculpture and chastity couture.
December 8th, 2015
6:30pm - 8pm
Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery Street
New Montgomery Auditorium
San Francisco, Ca
Ira Sherman is an extraordinary artist and metalsmith. He is a master jeweler, internationally
recognized sculptor, designer, intuitive engineer and more - a modern artistic wizard......
- Elizabeth McDevitt, Metalsmith Magazine
Ira Sherman has been exploring the boundaries of metal fabrication and design since the early 1970s, both as a highly successful custom goldsmith and jeweler, and as an internationally recognized sculptor. His sculptural work uses materials and shapes from science and technology, yet “bio-engineered” to interact with the audience or viewer in a uniquely human way. Many of Sherman’s pieces are, in fact, “prostheses” created around a humorous social concept. These are worn on the body, and may be shockingly intimate. Many of Sherman’s sculptures have sensors that let them interact with the participant or the audience. Parts of his current traveling exhibitions, "Panaceas to Persistent Problems" and "Impenetrable Devices" have been displayed in exhibitions in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Israel and Japan; the Spertus
Museum, the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, the Regional Transporation District of Denver Public Art Collection and the National Ornamental Metal Museum have acquired Sherman art work for their permanent collections.
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