Karl Stirner

Transformations II: Works in Steel by Karl Stirner
Pfundt Gallery at the Michener Art Museum
March 16 – June 16, 2013.

Picasso may have been the first sculptor to work in iron, and David Smith’s works may have signaled the beginning of steel sculpture, but Karl Stirner was among the first to strip metal of its suggestiveness and allow it to become purely abstract, to reveal its pure form.