"Tiny Red Jacket" by Gordon Chandler

2022
$288 USD
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Dimensions
W: 6.0" D: 0.5" H: 3.25"
Materials
Steel
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CGCH013E
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$20

Upon discovering a weathered steel drum that had been warped to resemble the sleeve of a garment, Atlanta-based artist Gordon Chandler was inspired to embark on a series of kimono sculptures formed from found metal scraps. Manipulating rigid materials to behave like silken fabrics, Chandler exploits the latent beauty of rusted and weathered metals to create compositions full of texture and character.

This tiny jacket sculpture is a miniature version of his larger, wall-mounted kimono works and is comprised of a single piece of folded sheet metal. Two folded corners form a rust-colored collar, wonderfully contrasting the red coated exterior. The artist's initials are stamped into the collar of the little jacket in place of a garment label.

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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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