"Yellow Stag" by Gordon Chandler

2011
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Dimensions
W: 26.0" D: 12.0" H: 30.0"
Materials
Steel
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CGCH012
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Upon discovering a weathered steel drum that had been warped to resemble the sleeve of a garment, artist Gordon Chandler was inspired to embark on a series of kimono sculptures formed from found metal scraps. With an eye to the aesthetic possibilities of this humble material, Chandler invests reclaimed steel with sculptural fluidity and a wry sense of form.

A relatively simple example of Gordon Chandler's ongoing buck head series, this wall mounted sculpture titled "Yellow Stag" traces the silhouette of a male deer head in a sheet of found steel. Cut from an industrial oil drum, the steel is finished with a bright yellow coating textured with rust spots and fragments of the original painted text. Industrial and modern, we love this sculpture as a contemporary twist on the traditional mounted deer head.

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Gordon Chandler

b. 1953, Springfield, MA

Renowned for his work with salvaged metal, American artist Gordon Chandler transforms weathered found materials into refined works of sculpture. Drawing on the innate qualities of his materials for inspiration, he creates effortless forms that seem as though they "just fell together."

Chandler has exhibited his sculpture and functional art across the country, including nearly yearly participation in Chicago’s Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exhibition since 1997.  He is well known for his series of steel drum kimonos, buck heads, and reclaimed metal furniture. 

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