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Edward Belbusti

Form and Structure

Origami by Edward Belbusti 22" x 11" x 9" Ceramic

Belbusti uses his 30 years of experience in architecture as the foundation of his thinking about form.  He imagines the possibility of each sculpture existing in many different scales – from a desktop piece to a large public sculpture or an entire building.

The vocabulary of his work is the clay slab along with the occasional use of steel and wood which he deforms in various ways to explore the balance, tension, and structure of the piece as well as the interplay between the components within the piece.In some pieces, he uses surface texture and color to suggest that the piece could be made of steel, wood, plastic, or another generic material.  In a similar way, the scale of the piece is meant to be ambiguous, thus creating in the viewer’s imagination, the possibility of a monumentally scaled piece.

In the Touch Series, Belbusti uses the clay in an entirely different way.  He utilizes smooth terracotta clay burnished to a high polish.  This gives a highly sensual feeling to the piece that the viewer is invited to experience tactically as well as visually.

Born in 1954, Edward Belbusti studied Architecture at Virginia Tech. He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1981.  Prior to moving to Nashville in 1989, he worked as an architect in New York and Baltimore. In Nashville he worked for many years as University Architect at Vanderbilt University.  He retired from architecture and began his career as a sculptor in 2011. Even though retired from the field; he admits that architecture still plays a strong role in his artwork – especially in the freedom of expression of his own designs and concepts.  

Touch 24 7" x 17" Ceramic
Touch 19 7" x 18" x 8" ceramic
Touch 14 14" x 11" x 5" ceramic
Touch 15 11" x 7.5" x 5" ceramic
Skewed Pyramid 31" x 17" x 15" ceramic
Rural Leviathan 21" x 13" x 7" ceramic & sticks
Touch 8 16" 11" x 5" ceramic
Sway 40" x 16" x 11" ceramic
Touch 4 16" x 9.5" x 7" ceramic
Madonna and Child 23" x 11" x 8" ceramic
Darchor 21" x 14" x 8" ceramic
Port Folio 36" 16" x 12" ceramic & steel

Paintings by Larry Horowitz

Our first exhibition of paintings by New York artist Larry Horowitz continues through the end of January.  The exhibition features both pastel and oil paintings completed in the artist's studios in Yorktown Heights, New York and Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Landscapes and figurative works are included.

Sources of inspiration for his work include Goya, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Pollack and Wolf Kahn.  As a young man Horowitz served as studio assistant to Kahn, a well-known second-generation New York School painter.

Horowitz's work is included in personal and corporate collections across the United States and Europe.  He was selected to participate in Art in Embassies program in Russia and Iceland and lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014.

Below are a few examples of work included in the exhibition:   

Hanover View 26" x 36" oil on canvas

Late Afternoon at the Harbor 42" x 65" oil on canvas
Harwich Beach 11" x 14" oil on panel
Beach Sunset 30" x 40" oil on canvas
Boathouse 7" x 9" pastels on paper
Morning Snow 26" x 36" oil on canvas
Summer 24" x 32" oil on canvas
Late Afternoon Shadows 31" x 41" oil on canvas
Reflections 18" x 24" oil on canvas
Spring Storm 30" x 38" oil on canvas
Two Umbrellas 18" x 42" oil on canvas
Pink Morning 25" x 35" pastels on paper
Hilltop Farm 31" x 41" oil on canvas
Alissa 5" x 3" pastels on paper