James Sterling Pitt
January 20 - March 25, 2017
Reception: Friday, February 3, 5:30pm
Points East presents twenty-nine new sculptural works that Pitt produced in 2016. The works are drawn from a larger group of sixty-two sculptures that Pitt made for a recent solo exhibition at the College of Marin’s Fine Arts Gallery. As with the Marin exhibition, Point East is organized as a table installation.
Pitt’s sculptures arrive from a rigorous drawing practice in which he distills dozens of potential formal directions. The results of this distillation process are complex sculptures, made of carved wood and acrylic paint, that seem to have arrived by their own internal necessity, yet teasingly point to sources beyond themselves. While Pitt’s previous works poignantly spoke about memory, time and place, his recent works are more direct in their impact and intent.
Pitt received a BFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 2000, and an MFA from Mills College in 2003. His work has been the focus of several solo exhibitions in recent years, including shows at: Eli Ridgway, Et al. and Romer Young Gallery, all in San Francisco, and Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. Pitt had a one-man exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery of the College of Marin in 2016. This is the artist’s second exhibition at Steven Zevitas Gallery.