On Friday, August 30th, 2019, Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 622 Canyon Road, will present the powerful, exquisitely crafted bronze sculptures of Lori Acott. and Adam Schultz.
Lori 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 have a powerful effect on the viewer, with their curves upon curves cascading down in bronze. Though large, each woman carries herself with a lightness and strength that cannot be mistaken, and this power commands both attention and respect.