The Commission of Richard Erdman’s ‘Cascata.’

The Commission of Richard Erdman’s ‘Cascata.’

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in Commission, Large

Cascata is a monumental sculpture cast in bronze and was originally conceived by Richard Erdman for a private collector in Grand Rapids, MI where it now sits upon a reflecting pool at the entrance of the collector’s home.  The massive sculpture stands at over ten feet high and is almost nine feet wide.  Click through the slideshow to […]

Essay by Peter Frank, An Excerpt

Essay by Peter Frank, An Excerpt

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in Essay

Passage is Richard Erdman’s magnum opus to date.  A maker of three-dimensional abstractions – often three-dimensional conundrums – Erdman’s way with shape, space, and substance allowed him to fulfill the challenging commission from PepsiCo in the mid 1980s, early in his career, with efficiency, elegance, and élan. Erdman has created hundreds of smaller objects, some […]

Crescendo: Another Language of Art Making

Crescendo: Another Language of Art Making

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 in Commission, Process

In the 1990s, Richard Erdman was commissioned to create a sculpture that communicated with but differed from the works he is known for.  Crescendo, installed permanently in a public collection in Singapore, was formed from steel and painted playfully with bright blues, reds, and yellows. As if speaking a new language, Erdman created something that, […]

Richard Erdman’s Italian Travertine Sculpture ‘Fiorino.’

Richard Erdman’s Italian Travertine Sculpture ‘Fiorino.’

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Featured Sculpture, Medium

The most salient aspect of a sculpture is the manifestation of its makers’ awareness: that sculpture is a medium located at the juncture between stillness and action – of time arrested and of time passing.  This beautiful tension defines the very condition of sculpture, and herein lays its enormous expressive power.  Nothing could be more […]

Opening at Galerie ArtZiwna in Vienna, Austria

Opening at Galerie ArtZiwna in Vienna, Austria

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in Event, Exhibition, Galleries

Richard Erdman will be travelling to Vienna, Austria for an opening at Galerie ArtZiwna in September of 2015. Galerie ArtZiwna has an impressive collection of Erdman’s sculptures in stone and bronze; the gallery will also be screening the 2014 documentary ‘ Richard Erdman; A profile,‘ directed by film maker Amanda Zackem. The opening will be on Septmeber 9, 2015 […]

Peter Frank Essay: the Modern Tradition

Peter Frank Essay: the Modern Tradition

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 in Essay, Process

In the world of the virtual, the actual is a contact high – and nothing is more actual than sculpture. For this reason alone, there is a powerful allure to the sleek, sensuous sculptures of richard erdman. The question then arises, how much of that allure results from the obdurate actuality of Erdman’s stonework, and […]

Artists’ reception at Galerie d’Orsay

Artists’ reception at Galerie d’Orsay

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 in Event, Exhibition, Galleries

The Artists’ reception at Galerie d’Orsay on June 4, 2015 was well attended! Stop by the gallery at 33 Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts though July 31, 2015 to see Erdman’s exhibition ‘Elements in Motion.’

Richard Erdman’s Carrara, Italy Studio

Richard Erdman’s Carrara, Italy Studio

Posted on Jul 8, 2015 in Essay, Process, Studio

Richard Erdman oscillates between time spent in his Williston, Vermont studio and Carrara, Italy studio, where his marble sculptures are created. Erdman is there now working on several monumental commissions, the details of which will be shared soon! In the meantime, please view the slideshow below, which is composed of images Richard has just sent […]

Installing ‘Toulouse,’ at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington,Vermont

Installing ‘Toulouse,’ at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington,Vermont

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Commission, Large

The Marriott Hotel in Burlington, Vermont has acquired a monumental work by sculptor Richard Erdman.  Cast in bronze and measuring 90 x 96 x 88 inches, Toulouse, embodies a lightness of movement unlike any other.  The Artist’s love of open and solid forms speaks boldly as the sculpture cannot help but invite the viewer to engage […]

Richard Erdman’s  ‘Pique Tu’

Richard Erdman’s ‘Pique Tu’

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Stone

  The sculpture entitled Pique Tu was carved from Carrara statuary marble, quarried from the Apennine mountain quarries in Carrara, Italy which the Romans opened in the years 100 B.C., the same quarries from which Michelangelo derived his marble in the 1500s.  Builders and sculptors have flocked to these Apennine mountain quarries for over two […]