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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Visual Art: Strata - Stone Sculptures by Russell Broughton

STRATA 

Stone Sculptures by 
Russell Broughton 

January 26 
to 
February 25 

Opening Reception: 
Wednesday 
 January 26  
6:30 - 8:30 pm 


Russell Broughton is an emerging stone sculptor from the U.S.  He first discovered direct stone
carving about thirty years ago while studying in the medieval village of Lacoste in southern
France.  He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York in 1983 and went to
work for the British interior designer Mary Gilliatt.   He now make his home in Vancouver, where
he has take up stone carving again.  

His sculptures are  an articulation of some of the images that have been percolating through
his mind for the past couple of decades. Some of the early pieces evolved from the natural shape
and consistency of the stone.  What emerged were ovoid organic forms with a few distinct edges
evoking the tension of a seed or pod on the verge of bursting.  Over time these pod forms have
given way to  more anthropomorphic sculptures. Some pieces retain their pod shapes, but also
reference pre-christian mythologies.  Broughton’s  working process is a combination of planning
and spontaneity, developing general ideas using sketches and styrofoam models. The final design
arrives through the carving process.


Britannia Art Gallery
1661 Napier St. (in the library) 
Vancouver, BC, V5L 4X4 
www.britanniacentre.org 
Mon.Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:30 am - 5 pm 
Tues, Wed: 8:30 am - 9 pm 
Sun: 1 - 5 pm 


Curator: Haruko Okano  Tel: 604.718.5800  harokano@telus.net 
Artist: Russell Broughton                   604..240.9634  russbroughton@gmail.com 

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