Ralph Scala & The Narrative Figure

September 22 - November 11, 2017
Gallery Opening Reception: Friday September 22, 5 - 7pm

Ralph Scala Images • The Narrative Figure Images


Ralph Scala

Ralph Scala currently maintains a studio in Santa Fe, NM where he produces painting, sculpture and functional ceramics. The studio also hosts visiting artists as well as providing production for a variety of artist projects. With a focus on painting and sculpture, Scala received his BA from Evergreen State College in 1995. From there he went on to serve as studio director at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago from 1995 to 2000, followed by stints as studio manager at Santa Fe Clay (2000-2005) and more recently Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado (2005-2016). During the past two decades, he’s established himself as a kiln designer and builder throughout the United States. While his functional pieces are heavily inspired by traditional Japanese pottery, Scala’s colorful and slightly warped personality plays a more prevalent role within his figurative sculptures. Scala’s work can be found in numerous private collections around the country.


The Narrative Figure

The Narrative Figure is a group exhibit featuring small scale figurative sculptures from a variety of artists. From wildly peculiar creatures to eye-catching realistic humans to grotesque disembodied heads perched on pedestals, the gallery will be inhabited by a wide emotional range and varied stylistic approaches. Motionless yet engaging, expressive and imaginative, each sculpture has a story to tell. Artists in this exhibition include: Cynthia Consentino, Kelsey Duncan, Christine Golden / Doug Jeck Collaboration, Max Lehman, Anne Drew Potter, and Mikey Walsh.

 

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