Constructed of painted steel
are pleased to now display the mobiles and stabiles
of Calder-influenced artist Graham Mitchell Sears.
artist Sears, born in Buffalo, NY in 1953, is an
alumni of both The Nichols School and The University
of Buffalo. Following his studies in the
states, Sears went to Paris to study painting at the
prestigious School of Fine Art.
first year at The School, he focused on drawing and
painting exclusively. Then one evening while walking
home from School, Sears discovered a small bundle of
wires at a roadside construction site. Impulsively,
the artist took the wire home and began using it to
create objects. At that same time, he
developed an interest in the works of Joan Miro and
especially that of Alexander Calder. Their
simple linear compositions quickly became his formal
inspiration. That bundle of wire coupled with
a fascination with strong lines, color and above
all, movement, proved to be a recipe which would
sustain years of work and enjoyment for Sears.
Sears began designing and constructing kinetic
sculptures based on his Parisian inspiration.
His work attracted the interest of museums,
galleries and art agents across the country.
By the early
1990s his small works were being sold in museum
stores all over the world including The Guggenheim
Museum, The Whitney Museum, The Hirshorn Museum, The
MOMA New York, The Harvard Fogg Museum, The MOMA San
Fransisco, The Carnegie Museum and many
others. Sears' small sculptures were sold in
those venues as studies for larger available works
and numerous commissions were generated from Sears'
exposure at these impressive museums.
recent commissions are at corporations, libraries,
universities, hospitals, architects and private
collectors especially in the U.S. and Europe.
His most recent commissions include a selection of
works to replace the Dale Chihuly exhibit at The
Atlanta Botanical Gardens, a mobile installed in the
atrium of an architectural firm in Rome, Italy and a
signature work for a home on the coast of Maine,
which was featured in "Architectural Record".
expect to display a selection of Graham Mitchell
Sears' mobiles and stabiles at Saper
Galleries. At this time we invite you to visit
and see this stabile, the first in our collection by
the artist. If you have limited wall space and
a low ceiling, stabile artwork is perfect for a
pedestal, table or desk display. Do visit and
see it in person. The quality, design, and
craftsmanship are superb!
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