Bruce R MacDonald

Biography

"Stainless steel is a cold medium. I try to fuse the organic immediacy of my arm motions and my vision of the perceptions of space. I am obsessed with fields, whether gravitational or filled with hay."

On the outside Bruce R. MacDonald’s work seems like frozen video displays lifted from the walls of some 22nd Century environment; while on the inside they have the detailing and complexity of sun sparkles on the ocean, the diversity of the forest floor, maps of some celestial event or pure abstractions of a particular moment of organic consciousness.

The artist graduated with a degree from Haverford College in 1981 and decided to create  physical objects. “After college I was tired of only having sheets of paper to show for long days of work. With metal, after forty hours, I had something tangible, something that would survive, and something that might be here forever.”

The Museum of Science and Industry in London featured his helix CD rack on the cover of their catalog. His Teaship, a teapot that looks like a spaceship, has won design awards and Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has displayed one in his office for many years. Bruce was also commissioned to make a helix sculpture to celebrate the completion of the Human Genome Project and to make the lifetime achievement award for the Manchester Film Festival.

Exhibitions

The Optimist

Formless Form

Works by a collection of artists
May 14 - June 25, 2022