CARROLL TODD: SOLILOQUY
David Lusk Gallery Memphis / 97 Tillman January 31 - March 11th
In late January, Carroll Todd returns to David Lusk Gallery–Memphis. His new show, Soliloquy, is comprised of representational constructed bronze sculptures – often modeled on life but in the end based in illusion.
Todd uses precisely formed and welded sheet bronze to explore his child-like wonderment of nature in a manner clearly inspired by modernist sculpture. Starting with a sketch, and once the abstract and figurative elements are established on paper, the work evolves into a small maquette to engineer the effortless bends and folds the bronze assumes on a larger scale. Then he meticulously cuts, rolls, bends, forms and welds the sheet bronze. Finally, after application of patinas and wax, the result is precision, elegance and grace rarely found in metal works.