"Disc Jacket" by Gordon Chandler

2011
$1,480 USD
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Dimensions
W: 21.25" D: 0.5" H: 21.25"
Materials
Steel
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CGCH008
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$88

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.

Crafted from the round end of an industrial barrel, this salvaged steel scrap takes on the shape of a small, flattened jacket. Well-positioned cuts transform the rusted metal into a makeshift garment, drawing the outline of sleeves and a simple collar. The jacket has a dark green coated finish, patterned with subtle stamped text and a wabi-sabi rusted texture. The artist's name and date of creation have been stamped onto a small steel garment label secured just above the collar.

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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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