Carl Dern

Courtesy Carl Dern.
Name
Carl Dern
born Salt Lake City, UT 1936-died San Francisco, CA 2009
Active in
  • Fairfax, California
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Carl Dern learned to use different media at the San Francisco Art Institute and at the University of California, Berkeley. He creates single sculptures and assemblages that offer a chair or a ladder as a stand-in for the human figure. Dern will take a chair, for example, which represents a human figure at rest, and transform it into a symbol of physical energy, of a human being moving through space. He wants his pieces to challenge our notions “of what a human form should look like.”

Works by This Artist

1989
welded steel