Sculptures find new home at Cornerstone
"RENAISSANCE" BY Robert Ellison, whose work will be on display at A New Leaf Galery in Cornerstone Sonoma.
A New Leaf Gallery/Sculpturesite at Cornerstone is busy installing a new sculpture walk area, which will be highly visible from Highway 121.
Three monumental works by renowned Sonoma County sculptor Robert Ellison were installed Oct. 6. William Wareham, who has been represented by the gallery since 1992 and whose work has been prominently shown in Sonoma County, will also install two new works that week.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m., the public can join the unveiling of the new sculptures and hear an interview with Robert Ellison conducted by Brigitte Micmacker, owner and curator of A New Leaf Gallery/Sculpturesite.
The gallery will feature an exhibition of maquettes by Ellison. His highly detailed scale maquettes reveal the same attention to detail and are painted as exquisitely as his large-scale works.
Ellison's art experience spans over three decades and includes many public and corporate, large scale, permanently sited commissions located from Providence, R.I., to Santa Rosa, to Anchorage, Alaska. Installations have included sites at the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza, Oakland City Center, City of Mountain View City Hall, U.S. Dept. of Energy Fermi-Lab, Syntex Corp., and a wealth of other corporate, municipal and private settings. His works can also be found in many prominent collections worldwide, including the di Rosa Preserve. Ellison is well-known for his public performance, the "Unveiling of Four Times Daily," which took place on San Francisco Bay in the late 1970s and was documented by Bravura Films.
In 2005, Ellison was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Despite this diagnosis, and the progressive decline of his body, he continues to design, build and install sculpture with the support of a dedicated and talented team.
Cornerstone Sonoma is at 23570 Arnold Drive.