The solo exhibition “Figures in Bronze” showcases 30 years of Richard Light’s human and animal sculptures, from 1987 to 2017. Though Light is best known for his Women of Industry series, he has devoted himself to evoking the human-like nature of animals that have influenced human civilization such as birds, pigs, giraffes and dog included in this show. Recent work such as the Totemic Masks of his Totems Series look at the sacred in consumer objects of past and present. Light, a fine art bronze sculptor and park designer, has garnered prizes in the US and Europe including the Prix de France from the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français, the largest art show in France. His studio is located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The exhibition is located in the Gifts of Art Gallery at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Center in the North Lobby, Floor 1, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. The exhibit is on display March 19-June 10, 2018 and is open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
About Gifts of Art: One of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs in the nation, Gifts of Art brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan. Nine 2-D and 3-D galleries throughout the medical center are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day and display over 30 exhibits a year. The exhibition program is designed to calm nerves, lift spirits, and engage minds. This supports the healing process and reduces the stress and anxiety often associated with a healthcare setting. Engaging with the arts in a medical setting can be an especially powerful, even transformative experience for patients and visitors. For more information about Gifts of Art at Michigan Medicine, please visit www.med.umich.edu/goa .
About the Sculptor:
Richard Light, a fine art bronze sculptor for 25 years, has won numerous international awards and exhibits nationally. He specializes in commissions for churches, parks, monuments and memorials and also provides design consultation on urban parks and other public spaces. Light is inspired by the Agora, the gathering place, or the central marketplace, in ancient Greece that was the root spring for philosophy, religion, government and art for the society. His sculptures are owned by museums, municipalities, private collectors and corporations around the world. Currently lives and works in Kalamazoo, Michigan. www.AgoraDesignPartnership.com