As many of you know, Blake Ward's "INNER PERCEPTIONS, OUTER REFLECTIONS" which opened last April was one of the most successful exhibitions in the history of Hilton | Asmus Contemporary! Blake's exquisite angels and goddesses have now graced many a beautiful collection in Chicago and throughout the United States. Of all of the statues, none was more sought after than the 24 karat gold & bronze "PHANTOM SKY" who now resides in the beautiful home of a Minnesota collector.
In the meantime, many of you have asked for another 24 karat gold angel. We are happy to announce that SKY'S soul sister, PHANTOM ZELLA, has just arrived at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary and is looking forward to meeting you.
We invite you to welcome ZELLA and her entourage.
The beautiful phantom will be accompanied by
3 new angel/goddesses ISHTAR, ANTHRIEL & INNANA.
Blake Ward's works from his Spirits Collection illustrate his contemporary approach to figurative sculpture with a contrarian break from formal academicism. Ward challenges the classical figure by exposing the interior evoking a dialogue between our internal and external selves. While building on the techniques of figurative sculpture lost in antiquity, Ward remains true to their representational qualities, yet his Spirit Collection is a transgression of the rules, crossing over into the abstract and ethereal realms of our inner worlds.
Ward's 1/4 life-size, partial figures materialize before us. Both seductive and tragic, their perfect proportions reflect the hidden perspectives of our human condition. The textured exterior surface alludes to the complexity of our individuality. The open, exposed interior elicits introspection. Holding fast to his love of the human figure, Ward leads us toward self-discovery.