Richard Meier: Sculpture

Richard Meier: Sculpture

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in Commission, Press

Richard Erdman has long been an admirer of the architectural work of Richard Meier, so to join forces on a project in Taipei, Taiwan is an incredible honor.  We will share the details regarding this commission soon; in the meantime, enjoy seeing another side of Meier, one deeply aligned with Erdman. Richard Meier: Sculpture Leo […]

Burr and Burton Academy Awarded Richard Erdman Sculpture

Burr and Burton Academy Awarded Richard Erdman Sculpture

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Event

Richard Erdman was recently awarded an Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater, Burr and Burton Academy, located in Manchester, Vermont, and in a generous gesture of gratitude, has donated the original sculpture entitled Alysse. Erdman’s hope is that this gift will encourage and inspire future students of the arts, providing the spark that ignited Erdman’s passion […]

From the Archives: Momenta and Elise

From the Archives: Momenta and Elise

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 in Featured Sculpture

Both Elise, carved from Italian petit granite, and Momenta, carved from Italian Paonazzo Marble, evoke an ephemeral quiet, a sense of solitude, yet they  also contain the impression of latent energy, as if ready to move or combust at any moment. The soft and gentle curves of these sculptures draw one to deep inspection, while […]

Erdman’s Bronze Sculpture and the Lost Wax Casting Method

Erdman’s Bronze Sculpture and the Lost Wax Casting Method

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Process, Studio

Lost-wax casting, the process employed by Richard Erdman when making limited edition bronze sculpture, is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture is cast from an original sculpture. The oldest known examples of this technique are the objects discovered in the Cave of the Treasure (Nahal Mishmar) hoard in southern Israel, and which belong to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]