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Robert Graham
Selected Work
June 11-July 17, 2010
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      Opening Reception: Friday, June 11, 2010, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Robert Graham's sculptures, drawings and photographs are the subject of an exhibition at Frank Lloyd Gallery. The exhibition, organized and presented in cooperation with the Robert Graham Studio, will be the third time that Graham's work has been presented at the gallery. Graham, well known for his monumental bronze sculptures and civic monuments, worked in a variety of mediums, including studies in cast bronze, porcelain, Polaroid and digital photographs, and works on paper.

The late sculptor's previous exhibit, in 2009, continued the gallery's expanded exhibition program and presented ceramics in a historical context. This new show will include a series of bronze sculptures from 1996, along with photographs and drawings. Since the late 1970s, Graham used 8x10 Polaroid film to record and further study the female form. He often used videotape to record the movement of his models. These, along with works on paper, were often used as references for creating the bronze figures. In this exhibition, the bronze figures are from a series called "Bronze Drawings" and each is titled with the name of the model and dated for the day in which it was created.

Robert Graham was born in Mexico City in 1938 and studied at San Jose State University (B.A., 1963) and San Francisco Art Institute (M.F.A., 1964). He passed away in December 2008. Graham's work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and over twenty other museums worldwide. Graham is renowned as the creator of civic monuments, including The Olympic Gateway and The Great Bronze Doors of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, both in Los Angeles; the Charlie Parker Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Duke Ellington Monument in New York City, and the FDR Memorial in Washington DC, among others.