David Deming: Sculpture opens at the Muskegon Museum of Art on Thursday, September 8 and will run through November 11, 2016. The exhibition presents 20 bronze, steel, and stainless steel works from the four major series of the artist’s abstract sculpture: Rockers, Tri Pods, Flora Bellas, and Centurions—variations of which have engaged Deming for more than four decades. His outdoor sculpture, Rocker, installed at the MMA’s Clay Street entrance, introduces visitors to the large-scale public works for which he is best known.
Cleveland-born David Deming grew up in the industrial Midwest of the 1950s and 1960s, where he was attracted to the versatility of metal and its aesthetic possibilities. Deming’s sculpture is characterized by interlocking geometric and fluid structures. Deming has exhibited in nearly 200 exhibitions and his works are included in more than 100 public and private collections.
This exhibition has been organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art and is underwritten by Harbor Steel and Supply Corp, with additional support from Blue Lake Public Radio and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.