Saturday, November 13, 2010
I recently had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of a new group art exhibit at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale, Wyoming. The “Common Ground Work” exhibit brought together six talented local artists with a wide variety of mediums, but one particular piece kept drawing me back: David K. Klaren’s graphite “Stray.” The piece, which is a wall-filling 46 x 97 inches, is magnificent, and was inspired by Alberto Giacometti’s 1951 dog sculpture.
It was reported that Giacometti said: “One day I was walking along the Rue de Vanves, in the rain, close to the walls of the buildings, feeling a little sad perhaps, and I felt like a dog just then. So I made that sculpture. The sad muzzle has a likeness to the Saluki."
Klaren’s “Stray” is available for purchase from his Dire Wolf Studio. For more on his work, check out the Pipeline Art Project.