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Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Art

What's Hot: Herb Alpert's “in•ter•course” Exhibition Opens Saturday Night

Herb Alpert's “in•ter•course” paintings and sculptures opening reception is this Saturday, May 4 from 6-9 pm.
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Herb Alpert's “in•ter•course” paintings and sculptures opening reception is this Saturday, May 4 from 6-9 pm.

Posted May. 3, 2013, 9:08 am

Mitch James / Mirror Contributor

Herb Alpert: “in•ter•course”

-- Paintings and sculptures opening reception

-- Free, Saturday, May 4 from 6-9 pm

-- Robert Berman Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, C2/D5 (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Herb Alpert’s sculptures, particularly his towering Black Totems series, continue to draw interest with their freedom of form and massive size, with some pieces reaching 18 feet in height.

The totems were inspired by indigenous sculptural forms from the Pacific Northwest.

What began as hand-sized forms are scaled up and cast as 10 to 18 foot high monoliths.

Acknowledging totemic explorations by fellow sculptors Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi and others, Alpert’s soaring forms appear as frozen smoke, or jazz given physical form.

The exhibition will run from May 4 through June 8.

For more information, call 310.315.1937 or visit www.robertbermangallery.com.

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