Wright has participated
in seven Public Art programs, received a Professional (Artist) Development
Grant from the State of WV, and participated in juried museum shows. He is
represented by three galleries: one in Richmond, VA, one in
Martinsburg, and one in Atlanta and several discriminating art
consultants. His work resides in homes in Zug, Switzerland,
Washington, DC, and Orlando, FL to name a few. One sculpture is in a
large pharmaceutical corporate headquarters in Durham, NC.
Carl is also on FaceBook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carl-Wright-at-WSG-Gallery/60300538120
Carl is also on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/wsggallery
Carl is on Google+ at: https://plus.google.com/116734914568687475045/posts
Comments on Sculpture:
Stone is a natural choice for Carl’s work because of its ambiguity. His sculpture is characterized by the contrast of the cold hardness of the stone and the warm sensuality of the form. Carl’s sculpture is a delight to the eye and an uplift to the soul. It is meant to be a soothing balm to the eye after a day in the working world. The sculptures do not shout their presence, but have an authority and stillness all their own. The intent of the sculpture is to infuse viewers with calmness or bring a smile of recognition when viewing the sculpture.
The sensual lines and forms of his sculpture surge, separate, and then rejoin in a continuous dance of design and shape. Most of his sculptures have openings in them – some long and narrow and some circular. The piercing in the stone serves two purposes. First is to highlight the design by releasing the color and form to the daylight. The second is far more devious. The piercing points up the implied weightlessness, because of the light pouring through the sculpture. The weightlessness is contrasted to the viewer’s knowledge that stone is a heavy medium thereby setting up a level of ambiguity. These openings encourage the sculptures to meld into their surroundings, by showing fleeting images of people passing by and vignettes of the surrounding environment.
The sculptures are about
fluidity and implied – rather than stated - motion. Many of his sculptures
appear to be caught, as in a photograph, between the movement they had just
performed and the next movement they are
about to begin. Some of the
His sculpture in that sense shares many characteristics with Japanese design – understated beauty, grace, and timelessness – ergo many of his works have Japanese names.
2010 – 2014 - The Sculpture, Aria, is on display at the renowned Northshore Sculpture Park in Skokie IL. Aria is located on McCormick Blvd between Touhy & Howard Ave.
2010 - The Sculpture, Ambit, is on Display in the City of Baltimore’s Here, There, Anywhere - Public Sculpture Project from July 15, 2010 – October 31, 2010
2007 – 2009 - Two sculptures on display, Eihei & Motion, as part of the City of Algonquin, IL Public Art Series.
2008 - Bucks County Sculpture Group Show, Doylestown, PA
2008 - Fun and Fauna 2-person show, The Chasen Galleries, Richmond, VA.
2008 - Spring – Group Show at Dickirson Gallery, c/o Tamarack, Beckley, WV.
2008 - The Marriage of Art 2-person show, Ed Chasen Fine Art, Washington, DC
2007 - Shapes of White Group Show at Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2006 - 3 on 3 Group Show at Mountain Laurel Gallery, Berkeley Springs, WV.
2006 - Serendipitous Group Show at Dickirson Gallery, c/o Tamarack, Beckley, WV
2005 - Stone/Wood/Steel Group Show at Fine Art & Artists Gallery in Washington, DC.
1998 - Invitational group show at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD. Washington County Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
1997 - Invitational group show at Boarman Arts Center in Martinsburg, WV.
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, & 2001 - Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD. WCM is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
-Washington, DC -
Zug Switzerland -Arlington, VA
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