JAMES TYLER

 

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BRICKHEAD SCULPTURE

 

South Facing Brickhead

Ceramic brick - Height 100 " - Private collection, Santa Fe, NM - 2012..

China Fe Brickhead

Ceramic brick - Height 50 " - Private collection, Santa Fe, NM - 2012....

Brickhead:Yemanja

Ceramic brick - Height 100" - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY - 2012...

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photo: Bill Foley 2010

BRICKHEAD 8

Ceramic brick - Height 120" - Linden House Sculpture Garden, Indianapolis IN - 2010

Collection of Christel DeHaan

MOSAIC COLOSSUS

Ceramic brick - Height 132" - Mosaic Plaza, Minneapolis MN - 2011.........

 

GROUNDWATER COLOSSUS

Ceramic brick - Height 140" - Union Plaza, Lincoln, NE- 2012

 

BRICKHEAD: TRUTH

Ceramic brick - Height 100" - 2006

Collection of Kathy and Marc Lebaron

BRICKHEAD: PLEASE STOP

Ceramic brick - Height 64" - Midtown Tower, Miami, FL.

 

BRICKHEAD 9

Ceramic brick - Height 120" - 2011 Collection of Joseph Grodman -

BRICKHEAD 50x50

Ceramic brick - Height 50" - Evan Lurie Gallery, Indianapolis IN - 2011

 

BRICKFACE HOPE

Ceramic brick - Height 60" - Santa Fe, NM - 2011

Purchased for the New Mexico State Land Commission Building

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BRICKFACE 3

Ceramic brick - Height 100" - Indianapolis IN - 2006

Purchased by the City of Indianapolis

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BRICKHEAD 2

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BRICKHEAD EVOLUTION video click here

 

Brickhead 2 - Ceramic Brick - HT. 56" - Private Collection, Miami, FL.

 

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Rosita - Ceramic Brick - HT. 38" - Private collection, Boca Raton, FL.

Sierra - Ceramic Brick - HT. 58" - Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

BRICKHEAD: Come and Gone

Ceramic brick - Height 60" - GAGA Arts Center- 2005

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REVIEW George Bobby Jones Ph.D.

Sculptor James Tyler said it himself: "generally speaking, the word ceramic makes me think of a beautiful vase or a delicate tea service." If that is your feeling as well, then I suggest you take a short drive up the Palisades Parkway to see the inaugural exhibition at GAGA, the new Garnerville Arts Project Gallery. In this unique and dynamic exhibition, Tyler Blows the lid off of the teapot!

The sculpture consists of more than 300 individually shaped bricks stacked in concentric circles, layer upon layer. With a tactility reminiscent of the Trompe L'Oeil Bricks of Pompei, the bricks create the haunting presence of a colossus of old.

Approaching the installation, you hear the melodic chirping of crickets emanating from within..., a train roars through, thundering into our consciousness..., the here and now! But what comes must go. As the crickets return, a timeless repitition is thrust into the process. The viewer is transfixed, held by a visceral awareness of time unceasing.

It is this passage of time, juxtaposed with the earthy sensuality [the brickness] of the sculpture that subjects the participants to the hypnotic paradox of the work. The ponderous weight of the bricks, the ethereal nature of time. Permanence versus transience.

While Tyler describes the work as: "an homage to the passing of the industrial age". There can be little doubt that in his wonderful installation, BRICKHEAD: Come and Gone, Tyler has kept one eye keenly focused on our own collective mortality.