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Artist Talk with Tarik Currimbhoy
Feb 12@11:00 am-12:00 pm
Gallery Exhibition January 5 – February 20
Artist Talk – Saturday, February 12, 11 am
Classically trained in the arts, industrial design, and architecture, Tarik Currimbhoy is a trifecta of artistic prowess. Having earned a Bachelor
of Fine Arts and a Master of Architecture from the Pratt Institute, as well as a Master of Arts from Cornell University, Tarik later went on to teach at both institutions (Drawing at Cornell and Design at Pratt). In both architecture and sculpture, Tarik searches for tranquility, simplicity and tactility, expressed in purity of both form and material. Inspired by ancient architecture of building blocks resting on each other in tension and compression, Tarik’s sculptures are “stories of structure and gravity”, held together under compression in stone and metal.
Tarik has mastered the juxtaposition of the old and the new, using handcrafting and ancient casting techniques to create sculptures that are modern and minimal in form. His design work has been published internationally and his sculptures may be found across the world in public spaces as well as corporate and private collections.