Unique and beautiful, Cast Bronze Mask Sculpture by renowned sculptor Dale Dunning who has his own foundry and casts pieces in the lost wax method entitled "Supplicant". This is a limited edition sculpture of which this is 3 of 7. He works in series and the mask that I am offering is dramatic, beautiful and a great collector piece that has already greatly risen in value since it was cast in 1984. The ladies face has vertical, undulating lines or texture and the base is rougher and more organic. The base looks like perhaps she has her hands together in prayer (just an interpretation.) It is signed Dunning; 1984 and numbered 3/7 on the back and includes the foundry seal; Lost Foundry. Below is a curriculum vitae of Mr. Dunning, incuding permanent exhibits in New York and Ottawa. Smaller pieces of his work are currently selling at galleries for $14,000. This piece offers the collector a rare opportunity to own one of his famous pieces at a great price.
CONDITION: The condition is superb, with no damage or repairs. Wonderful aged patina.
SIZE: This particular bronze, life size mask is 16 1/4" high x 7 1/2" wide and 5" deep. About Dunning: Master of Fine Arts - 1969-1971 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills,Michigan Bachelor of Fine Arts - 1965-1969 Mt. Allison University Sackville, N.B. Shows: "Changing Hands", Karsh/Mason Gallery, Ottawa, 1999 Solo Show Dominion Gallery, Montreal, 1998 Solo Show, Dominion Gallery, Montreal, 1991 "Incorporation", La Galerie D'Art Lavalin, Montreal, 1989 Solo Show, Dominion Gallery, Montreal, 1988 Solo Show, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, 1987 Solo Show, Dominion Gallery, Montreal, 1985 Solo Show, Gallery Moos, Toronto, 1984 Solo Show,Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, 1984 Two-man Show, Pollock Gallery, Toronto,1980 Solo Show, Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, 1980 1980 Collections: Art Bank, Ottawa City of Ottawa's Corporate Art Collection Gairdner Collection, Toronto Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal National Library, Ottawa R.M.O.C. Collection, Ottawa Radio Canada, Montreal Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa Represented by: Edward Day Gallery, Toronto & Kingston Wallack Galleries, Ottawa Information About the Work: He works in series, each sculpture a variation on a theme. He is currently exploring the head at rest, eyes closed, mouth slightly open, in reverie or contemplation. Examples of this series are displayed in New Work. Most of his sculptures are silicon bronze, cast by me at my studio, Lost & Foundry, using ceramic shell and the lost wax process. In the future I will have more information on the casting process on the Foundry page. The 5-digit catalogue number begins with the year the piece was first conceived and cast in this case A8278.
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