Daniel Boccato, laxface, 2016. Epoxy, fiberglass, and polyurethane, 55.5 x 31 x 12 in.

Daniel Boccato


The Journal Gallery

Kevin Francis Gray’s recent solo exhibition found the neoclassically inspired bronze and marble sculptor making his boldest moves yet in testing the representational ideal of the human figure against a contemporary perspective. More than ever, the exploration of tensions inherent in the dichotomy between figuration and abstraction, which has defined Gray’s practice, becomes the central subject of his work. Bolstered not only by his decision to employ marble alone as his medium, but also by his continuing interest in studying and then departing from the classical figural tradition, his new sculptures– attentively and with deep consideration– openly render the figure as form. Considering the sculptures together, it becomes difficult to tell at what degree of completion–or incompletion–each was meant to be presented.…see the entire review in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.