Lois Lambert Gallery presents “Stories from Reality” a new series from sculptor David Furman. Drawing inspiration from common objects, David invites the viewer to have an individual experience with each item, bringing their own history
Furman explains, “I use clay, this incredibly amorphous mass of primordial material, that can become anything one skilled in the ceramic process wishes it to be. I hand build, make molds, both press and slip cast parts, I alter, slice, cut, attach, squash, and articulate forms until I arrive at my destination.” Furman has been accused of being pretty obsessive about his process. David explains, “I want it to have beauty and clarity about it.”
David Furman is Professor Emeritus at two of the Claremont Colleges in southern California, where he taught for 35 years, and occupied the Peter and Gloria Gold Endowed Chair from 2004 to 2007. He's received National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and Fulbright fellowships as well as the Irvine Foundation Enterprise Fellowship and in 2001 he received the Getty Foundation Fellowship for Service Learning in the Arts. Furman’s work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Art.