FIGURE CONSTRUCTS: Sculpture & Painting

 
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Cedric Wentworth, Europa, 60" h x 10" w x 11" d, Steel and bronze, 2007.
Michael Beck, Senior Security, 52 x 37 1/2", oil on canvas, 2007.
Cedric Wentworth, Dandelion, 100" h x 28" w x 18" d, Steel and bronze, 2005.
Cedric Wentworth, Man with Arms on Hips, 60" h x 29" w x 15" d, Bronze, 1998.
Cedric Wentworth, Ribbon Dancer, 64 1/2" h x 12" w x 6" d, Steel and bronze, 2007.
Cedric Wentworth, Young Male Nude, 41" h x 20" w x 17" d, Bronze, 2003.
Cedric Wentworth, Opera Singer, 24 x 18", Oil on canvas, 2007.
Cedric Wentworth, Figure On Black Ground, 12 x 12", Oil on canvas, 2007.
Cedric Wentworth, Yellow Figure Walking, 16 x 20", Oil on canvas, 2007.
Cedric Wentworth, Three Figures / Nocturne, 16 x 20", Oil on canvas, 2007. Cedric Wentworth, Rendezvous, 12 x 16", Oil on canvas, 2007. Cedric Wentworth, Wrapped Figure, 60 x 40", Oil on canvas, 2007.

Charles Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo show of internationally exhibited Bay Area sculptor Cedric Wentworth. This show also includes the artists' bold, forceful paintings that are often described as sculpture in oil on canvas.

Working in bronze and steel, the work is usually of significant proportions for public and larger open spaces. These confirm Wentworth's commitment to making relevant, distinct and what are predicted to be important contributions to the development of post-modern sculpture, according to Edward Lucie Smith in his catalog essay on Cedric. New examples in this exhibition display a departure from those larger sized pieces and as such, permit a more accessible and intimate experience.

A unique feature of this show is that the gallery is scheduling tours of the artists' studio, located a short walk away from SF's new Third St. "T" rail line. We invite viewers to experience first-hand, five ton and twenty foot high large-scale pieces that can't be shown at the gallery, facilitating fuller appreciation of their importance and size. Tour hours and dates will be announced on our website and can also be made by appointment.

The focus of Wentworth's sculpture and paintings is the human figure, making them completely appropriate for this gallery, and insofar as they represent an evolution of Bay Area figurative work. Paintings are exhibited in our upstairs gallery space and sculptures will be on the street level. The studio tours will not include paintings.

Cedric Wentworth was born in 1966 in San Francisco. At 15 he apprenticed with granite-carver and bronze-sculptor Richard O'Hanlon and at 16 won Best in Show for figurative bronze casting at the Mill Valley Arts Fair. He continued studies in marble carving at Cacciatori Studies in Italy, which specialized in figurative stone carving. He later became assistant studio master at the Paolicci Studios in Rome.

Wentworth left Italy in 1988 to live and work in New York City. He returned to the Bay area in 1991. Since then he has received public commissions in the US and Japan and his work is featured in museums collections. "Jacob's Ladder", 26 feet tall and 7 tons of steel and bronze, is permanently installed at the Crocker Museum and "Cubic Composition" was purchased in 2004 and installed in the sculpture garden of the Oakland Museum.

Cedric Wentworth's Artist's Page

Introductions 2006 Exhibition

Artist’s Web Site