Terraform –verb
To alter the environment of (a celestial body) in order to make capable of supporting terrestrial life forms.

Harry Gold’s latest body of bronze, steel, and concrete work continues his exploration of balance/imbalance and human relationships to planet Earth. Having lived in a number of locals (Iowa, coastal Maine, Australia, New Mexico and now New York City), the artist is constantly revisiting and sampling elements as backdrops to the scenarios he arranges. In these scenarios, a character is often faced with the dilemma of adaptation and the baggage of relocation.

"Animals are often featured as the central role in my work. In some since it’s a way of being less direct about a human issue or situation. In other ways, it’s to mirror the effects of human issues. For me they also let the scene be more open for interpretation, by not getting too intensely personal or literal. I chose a number of different animals for various reasons - some for they’re likeness to human traits (or vise versa), some for their symbolic roles in history, and others just because I find them interesting."

Others were concepts I have been carrying around many years, and only found a role for once this story started to unravel, as in the case of concrete light bulbs.

Many may recall Harry’s work from the Terrazzo shows this summer. He is a graduate of Alfred University in New York and has had recent showings in New York City, Dallas, Santa Fe and the Shidoni Foundry, Galleries & Sculpture Gardens; Tesuque, New Mexico.

April 4 through May 1, 2010