Eugene Daub: MONUMENTAL
September 25 – November 13
Opening Reception: Sept 25, 6 – 9pm
Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education is pleased to announce Eugene Daub: MONUMENTAL, a retrospective of the internationally acclaimed sculptor’s large public works sited across the U.S. This exhibition will disclose the many stages that are crossed in the course of developing a monument – the evolution from a sketch to a maquette, then an enlargement, the mold-making process, and finally the pouring of the bronze and welding it all back together again from many pieces – giving a behind-the-scenes view into the creation of monumental sculptures.
“Doing a portrait is a great way to spend time with great people. I love biographies and stories about men and women who have done great things, in the past and currently. It’s not just the likeness, for me, it’s showing them at their finest moment. If it is a full-figure portrait, even better, I get to do a bit of method acting to express body language and based on observation or old photos, I search for the gesture and expression that captures their energy and purpose.” – Eugene Daub
Among the twelve of Daub’s monumental works chronicled by this exhibition are Lewis & Clark, Kansas City, Missouri; Rosa Parks, US Capitol, Washington, D.C.; Harry Bridges, ILWU Union Hall, Wilmington, CA; Thomas Jefferson, University of Virginia, and Phineas Banning, Banning’s Landing, Wilmington, CA.
Eugene Daub is based in San Pedro, CA. His first job in sculpture was for The Franklin Mint where he developed skills in relief sculpture. He taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA from 1993 to 2002. He has been an instructor at the Scottsdale Artists’ School from 1991 to the present and is the designer of the first Philadelphia Liberty Medal, which that city awards every year to a champion of world peace.
Daub has exhibited extensively and has works in numerous public collections including the Helsinki Art Museum, the British Museum; the Smithsonian Institution; The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol, and the United States National Park Service. Daub has created over 40 major monuments in the U.S. in the last 30 years and is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society.