imagination in space
David safhay extrapolating nature vip preview
LOWER EAST SIDE GALLERY
april 24-May 9, 2015
OPENING: april 25, 1-4 PM
The renowned PA-based abstract expressionist sculptor studied under Paul Resika, Jack Rabinowitz and Ray Rocklin. His work blends natural materials like fossils from Mistaken Point Canada, juniper roots, bone from the Pennsylvania swamps and wood from Lake Seneca with manmade tools like steel and iron. Each piece creates an awe-inspiring cosmos of ethereal wonder and explores the cyclical, spiritual nature of growth and erosion.
David Safhay (b. 1955) is a Cooper Union graduate and earned a Yale fellowship in the arts as well as the Sarah Cooper Hewitt award. His work is in the permanent collection of Corning Inc.