Jim Hake, a
sculptor whose work is well known in Italy where he spent eleven
years, will present his work for the first time in Toronto at
January 8 to 27.
Itís more than
manipulating the space and itís also more than repetition that ties
together the overall oeuvre of Jim Hakeís work - although both of
these components are ties that bind the diverse imagery together.
Multiple meanings from multiple objects are illustrated
will occupy the gallery space with a large personality. Hake within
all of the pieces has inserted another powerful lifeline Ė that of
the lightness of being, humour, play and a joy derived from the
bounty of existence.
Faster. Hake is working in
Canada now and
his work is working. We get it and it spurs us to spur him on Ė
harder, faster! This is exciting work.
received his BFA in
sculpture at the Maryland Institute,
College of Art.
During this period he also studied at the California College of Arts
and Crafts. For the following two years, Hake worked as an artist in
Pennsylvania and The Carving Studio, Vermont. He received his MA in
sculpture at the California State University, Sacramento in 1994 and
a MFA in sculpture at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts,
Indiana University, Bloomington in 1996.
graduation, Hake moved to
Turin Italy and
became an Italian citizen where he began his career as a
professional sculptor and teacher. Although his work is dominated by
clay and porcelain, he works with a variety of materials including
wood, metal, plaster and glass.
in 2008, Jim Hake has shown his work extensively throughout
and Europe, in particular,
Venice, Lugano, Stockholm, and London.
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