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Ernest Trova: Visionary at The Museum of Art - Deland
From the Collections of Friedland Art, Inc.
and Rock Walker, Walker Fine Art
On view in the Galleries at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.,
October. 21, 2016 - January 8, 2017
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ernest Trova (1927 - 2009) was among the most widely acknowledged
sculptors working in the United States, resulting in invitations to exhibit in three Whitney Annuals,
three Venice Biennales and Documenta 4 in Kassel, Germany. His work has been exhibited in dozens of major
museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Trova's
sculptures are authentically contemporary in its achievement. Trova's iconic "Falling Man" theme, a focus
of this exhibition, recalls the myth of Icarus, the man who dared a technological breakthrough - flight -
and failed, falling from the sky. Trova's sleek walking figures are strong with a simplicity and posture
of the somewhat androgynous statuettes found in Egyptian tombs from the reigns of Akhenaten and Tutankhaman.
The physical anonymity suggests that man in the mass, in the parade of his generations on the earth, is
largely identifiable by his dress, his emblems of rank and the tools of his profession.
In The Spotlight
Read Global Art News November 1993 Featuring Edoardo Villa
Read Global Art News August 1994 Featuring David Begbie
Read Global Art News June 1993 Highlighting Ernest Trova
Read Global Art News January 1994 Featuring Michael Rubin