Artist: Gerald Gladstone
Gerald Gladstone's geometric sculpture
presents a striking model of interdependence. In Morning Flight we are
presented with a complex balancing act.
Each element retains an individual shape and
character while remaining inseparably linked with a larger, more complicated
surrounding environment. The work simultaneously praises and humbles as it
illustrates that humanity is a small, but absolutely necessary part of this
universal shape. Gladstone's art represents fascination with the idea of
infinite natural order.
About Gerald Gladstone
He was born in 1929 in Toronto, Ontario. In the early
years of his education he worked in commercial advertising, eventually reaching
the position of art director with McLaren Advertising.
In 1959, with the assistance of several major Canadian
grant awards, Gladstone left the business world in order to "advertise the
spirit" in the world of fine art. He was resident sculptor at the Royal
College of Art in London, England. While he was there, he met Henry Moore who
became his mentor and friend. Gladstone's work has been exhibited in major
galleries across North America and Europe.
Some of his noteworthy commissions include the Martin
Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Compton, California and three major works for Expo
'67 in Montreal. He has been a lecturer at the University of Toronto and
has been called upon to judge other sculpture under commission for private
corporations and organizations.
Gerald Gladstone passed away on March 7th, 2005 in
Toronto. He was 76.