- The Power of Form -
On Friday, August 30th, 2019, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 622 Canyon Road, will present the powerful, exquisitely crafted bronze sculptures of Lorri Acott and Adam Schultz. The show will run through September 8th, 2019.
Lorri Acott’s expressive, long-legged figures often chronicle her own emotional journeys. In Conversation with Myself she depicts a meeting between herself small and grown, the small Lori, seemingly to her own surprise, having to extend herself far upward to meet her own future face, who bends kindly down to examine her. In Believe, she sets her adolescent daughter on the edge of the unknown, wings small yet ready to be tested. Though each sculpture speaks to a different experience, they are united by their style, their beauty, and their emotional strength.
Lori’s husband Adam also works in sculpture, though from a different perspective. His work is often about finding beauty in unusual places, and lately has been about the beauty of the large female form. Coming at a time when this beauty is being rediscovered and celebrated, Adam’s women, with their curves upon curves cascading down in perfectly proportioned bronze, have a powerful effect on the viewer. Each woman carries herself with a lightness and strength that cannot be mistaken, and this power commands both attention and respect.