Stan Smokler

Making sculpture for me is an ongoing exploration of how material effects the space it occupies. I am always searching for new ways to invent and organize space. My welded sculptures, created from steel, are modeled in a spontaneous and improvisational manner. This style of modeling creates a lively sequence for discovery. Once I begin to work I often see things unfold that I did not visualize before. Ultimately, I strive to breathe new life into discarded material to create forms which deliberately deny their past history in order to serve a new formal purpose.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Delaware Museum of Natural History
2008 Kim Foster Gallery, N.Y.
2 0 0 7 FIT, Wilmington DE.
2 0 0 5 Kim Foster Gallery, N.Y.
Garubbo Bazan Gallery, West Chester, PA.
Carolyn Roberts Gallery, Yorklyn, DE.
2004 Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, DE.
2003 Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH
2002 Kim Foster Gallery, New York
Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
2 0 0 1 West Chester Univ. West Chester, PA
Mira Mar Gallery, Sarasota, FL.
2000 Kim Foster Gallery, New York
et cetera

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2 0 1 0 LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa
2010 State Capital Building, Wilmington, Delaware, 'Process'
2009 Scarlett Thickett, Kennett Square, PA.
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, 'Crossing Lines' DE.,
2008 City Hall, 'Green Exhibit' Philadelphia, PA
2007 City Hall, 'Found Objects' Philadelphia, PA
2 0 0 3 Minnesota State Univ., Marshall MN.
2000 Kim Foster, N.Y.
et cetera
www.stansmokler.com