Charles Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition
of recent sculpture, assemblages
and books by Tor Archer.
Tor Archer’s work has been shown throughout the United
States since 1986. He is well known
in the Bay Area and has exhibited extensively on the west coast.
He participated in the first Bay
Area-wide "Hearts in SF" project in 2004, a benefit
for the San Francisco General Hospital
Foundation. This is his first solo show with the gallery and
we are fortunate to include out-door
sculpture in our beautiful tropical garden setting.
The figure has been Archer’s primary subject for several
years. The form is familiar and the
material is captivating. Whether a piece is made from solid,
heavy stone and brick, or fashioned
from hammered copper pipes, the viewer is invited to experience
human nature from an
The artist skillfully blends copper, iron, gold and scrap metal
with recycled industrial materials
found near his studio at the former Hunter’s Point Shipyard
in San Francisco. The resulting
idiosyncratic concoctions reference a liaison between material,
form and content. In addition to
figurative, freestanding sculpture, Archer creates assemblage
pieces that he sometimes refers to
as "wall reliefs" and he makes unique, sculptural books.
Tor Archer attended Boston University where he studied with Isabel
McIlvain and received a Master of Fine Arts degree. His works are featured in our first
floor space as well as our garden.
A large figure installed in front of the gallery welcomes all.