Stephen Porter

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"Series 4 #19," 2014, stainless steel, 65 x 12 x 12"
"Series 4 #19," 2014, stainless steel, 65 x 12 x 12"
"Series 11 #22," 2008, stainless steel, 73 x 16 x 13"
"Cube Column 10", 2016, stainless steel, 35 x 14 x 16"
"New Circle #4," African mahogany, 13 x 15 x 12"

My sculpture is based on a formal vocabulary of geometric shapes arranged in ordered configurations that contain the right sense of balance. Within these arrangements, the size, proportion, and material or color of each of the elements combine to form three-dimensional structures that force one to respond to them as purely sculptural ideas conveying concepts of weight, tension, space, and gravity. These sculptures are not concerned with external subject matter and have no metaphor. Their subject matter, rather, is their geometry. They are concerned with the harmony created by these relationships and are an attempt to create beauty in formal structures.

EXHIBITIONS:   One-man Shows (partial listing)

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, ME, 2015

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Me, September 2002

Butters Gallery, Portland, OR, September 2000

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, Pa., January 1998

Gallery G, Pittsburgh, Pa., October 1986 (three-man-show)

Suzanne Gross Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa., June 1984

Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., March 1983 – December 1984

Diane Brown Sculpture Space, Washington, D.C., April 1981

Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, 1981, 1978, 1974, 1971, 1970, 1969

Diane Brown Gallery, Washington, D.C., December 1978

Gallery One, University of Maine at Orono, September 1977

Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, September 1977

Parsons-Truman Gallery, New York, April 1976

Galerie Simmone Stern, New Orleans, December 1973

Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C., October 1973

 

EXHIBITIONS:   Group Shows (partial listing)

“The Future,” Butters Gallery, Portland, Or., January 2000

“Abstract Geometric Work,” PDX, Portland, Or., February 1998

Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pa. 1986

Sculptors Who Teach, The Governor’s Home, Harrisburg, Pa., July 1983

Sculpture ’82, Beaver College, Glenside, Pa., July 1982

Shidoni Gallery, Annual Sculpture Show, Tesuque, N. M., July 1982, 1981 Temple University,

Sculpture ’81, Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia, Pa., June 1981

Contemporary Pennsylvania Sculpture, William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, 1979

Cornell Then/Sculpture Now, Sculpture Now Gallery, New York, December 1977

Sculpture Wood, Webb and Parsons Gallery, Bedford, N. Y. October 1976

Small-Scale Works, Galerie Simmone Stern, New Orleans, May 1973

8 Sculptors, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, December 1970

 

COLLECTIONS:   (partial listing)

Albuquerque Museum of Art, History and Science, Albuquerque, N. M.

Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, N. Y.

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa..

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pa.

Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, N. Y.

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pa.

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa.

Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

Beaver College, Glenside, Pa.

SAS Institute, Inc. Cary, N.C.

Rouse Associates, Landover, Md.

Morse Automotive, Ithaca, N.Y.

Westfield Realty, Arlington, Va.

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

Pittsburgh National Bank, Pittsburgh, Pa

Atlantic Record Company, New York

 

"Series 4 #19," 2014, stainless steel, 65 x 12 x 12" 2 months ago
"Series 11 #22," 2008, stainless steel, 73 x 16 x 13" 2 months ago
"Cube Column 10", 2016, stainless steel, 35 x 14 x 16" 2 months ago
"New Circle #4," African mahogany, 13 x 15 x 12" 2 months ago
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