Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 5 p.m.
Frank Schueler: Sculpture
Exhibit remains through March 1
An exhibit of sculptures by Frank Schueler will
open the year in the newly renovated Dolphin Gallery
with a show titled "Introspective."
Frank Schueler's sculptures are carved, welded,
and assembled using wood, stone, metals and plastics, or
a combination of these materials. Some of the sculptures
are cast in bonze. This exhibit displays a selection of his
most recent work.
Frank explains that he often works with a theme
to develop a series of sculptures while exploring the
meaning and extent of an idea. He says. "I am intrigued
by the shape of the circle. For this show I have further
explored this concept. Several of the pieces show an
Asian influence as a result of my recent visit to Japan."
What started as a hobby some 37 years ago soon
became a major focal point of Frank Schueler's life. His
first solo sculpture exhibit took place in Cambria,
California, in 1972, at the Whittle House Gallery. Since
then he has shown his work nationwide and in Germany,
including a show in Gualala at the Starry-Sheets Gallery
in 1988. Collectors of Schueler's work include
individuals and corporations across the U.S., as well as
in Europe and Asia.
Currently he is working on a series of large
columns for an outdoor installation. Some of them move
or turn gently with the wind. In addition, he cuts and
welds "retired" agricultural cultivator disks and other
farm implements to create works in his series "Oracle"
Frank Schueler's work is based on a love for
clean and touchable forms, reflecting his technical
background as an electro-mechanical journeyman in
Germany. He enjoys the process and the product, the
artistic and technical challenges, and the reactions his
sculptures receive. Recently he said, "It is a great joy for
me to observe people looking at my work, not only with
their eyes, but also with their hands. I strive to give
value to my materials, which often are discards of man
The Dolphin Gallery is located at 39225 Highway One in downtown
Gualala, behind the post office on the south side,
and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call
(707) 884-3896 for more information.