Paul Lindhard, Sculptor

  

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

ARTISTíS STATEMENT

My forty-year career as a working sculptor has evolved through woodcarving and bronze casting into a reverence for and fascination with stone, my principal medium for the past twenty-five years.

The work I do is an expression of an unspoken language that connects me to forgotten earthly origins, linking place and time through the permanence that emanates from stone.

In expressing myself through sculpture, I use materials that are rare, exotic, and monumental in scale. Collecting from native landscapes and quarries all over the world has given me the opportunity to compose sculpted and natural elements with an authentic spirit, while preserving their original nature and enduring presence.

In addition to the effects of eons of geological evolution, these ancient objects bear a textural scarring from the quarrying process. Exposed to the elements and subject to extensive handling, many of these stone edifices have rested in my various studios and yards for decades before re-emerging as individual pieces or being incorporated into dynamic ensemble works.

Whether embraced by me as found objects or carved and composed, my pursuit of what epic sculpture means in our modern world is focused and enriched by this transformative and highly-personal process.

EDUCATION

1975-76 Pennsylvania State College: Artist in Residence Fine Arts Program
1968-70 University of California, Santa Barbara: Bachelor of Fine Arts
1967-68 Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1966-67 Fine Arts Major: Pierce College, Los Angeles

INSTRUCTION

2007-08 Camp Ocean Pines: Sculpture Symposium Instructor, Cambria, CA
2005 Northwest Stone Sculptors Assoc.: Symposium Instructor, Mt. Vernon, WA
1983-88 Santa Barbara City College: Fine Arts Instructor-Sculpture, Santa Barbara, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 WESTMONT COLLEGE, Santa Barbara, CA: Annual invitational Outdoor Exhibit of Large Scale Public Art Selected by the Artist
2006 WRITTEN IN STONE: Artistís Union Gallery, Ventura, CA
2002 ART CITY Ė A TRIBUTE: Cal State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA: Featured Artist
2000 OBJECTS IN A LANDSCAPE: Art City II Gallery, Ventura, CA: Solo sculpture w/ paintings by Gerd Koch
1996 INTO THE STONE AGE: Solo Retrospective. Art City II Gallery, Ventura, CA
1990 MOMENTUM GALLERY, Ventura Arts Council, Ventura, CA
1989 ART CITY GALLERY, Ventura, CA
1983 SANTA BARBARA ARTS COUNCIL, Santa Barbara, CA
1980 SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY, Santa Barbara, CA
1977 CHRISTINE CRAFT PRESENTS: San Francisco, CA
EROS COLLECTORS CHOICE GALLERY, Laguna Beach, CA
RICHARD MANN GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA
1975 TED OTIS GALLERY, New York, NY
1967-68 GALLERIA DEL SOL, Instituto de Allende, Mexico

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 THE ART OF STONE: Artists' Union Gallery, Ventura CA
2011 POST ROCK EXHIBITION: Artists' Union Gallery, Ventura, CA: Thirty 6 foot Kansas Limestone columns
2008 MARINE DIORAMA: Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, CA
ARTIST FELLOWSHIP SHOWCASE: Artistís Union Gallery, Ventura, CA
THE HUMAN FORM DIVINE: Artistís Union Gallery, Ventura, CA
2006 3D VENTURA: Citywide event, Ventura, CA
1999 FIRST ANNUAL INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION: Cal State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2011 PRIVATE RESIDENCE, Santa Barbara, CA: Aphrodite and Black Belgium Marble Fountain, Minnesota Pipestone and Black Belgian Limestone Altar, Basalt Fountain, Basalt Landscape composition, Granite Seating Stones, Basalt Gate Posts
2011 PRIVATE RESIDENCE, Santa Barbara, CA: Basalt fountain, Kansas limestone fence post compositions, imperial blue granite monolith composition.
2010 VISTA BUS SHELTER, Ventura, California. Public/Private collaboration of iron