Boaz Vaadia, Horse, 2015. Slate, 14 x 19 x 3.25 in.

Boaz Vaadia: Finding Equillibrium

Serenity and a pervading stillness characterized Boaz Vaadia’s recent retrospective at Grounds For Sculpture. Admirably displayed both outdoors and in two major buildings, 125 works spanning over 40 years of the artist’s career fostered a psychological centering for the viewer. Vaadia’s early, fetish-inspired works, made in Israel before he immigrated to the United States in 1975, were followed by pieces illustrating a steady progress from abstraction to a reconceptualization of the figure, most recently in bas-reliefs. From the beginning, Vaadia displayed a highly refined technical ability, and this, together with his abiding respect for natural processes and materials, especially stone, forms the underpinning of his legacy. …see the entire article in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.