At Maison Girard, Sculptural Treasures by Mario Dal Fabrro

NEW YORK—Maison Girard is exhibiting two dozen sculptural treasures. The abstract wood works by Italian sculptor Mario Dal Fabbro (1913-1990) are true conversation pieces, crafted in a range of sizes with geometric, architectural and curvilinear silhouettes. Born into a family of furniture makers, Dal Fabbro focused on his sculptures full-time beginning in the late 1960s. According to the dealer, he never sold the dynamic objects during his lifetime because he viewed them as one-of-a-kind show pieces.

The sculptures are for sale and on view from Feb. 22 to March 30, 2012.

All photos by Arts Observer

Mario Dal Fabbro: “My preoccupation with sculpture is not with the volume and mass per se, but with the lines that delimit and circumscribe them.”

Mario Dal Fabbro: “My goal is to represent spatially the complexity of profiles, the dimensions of forms which constantly seem to rearrange themselves in space and set themselves between the empty space and the concrete form.”

At left, “Construction No. 5,” 1970 (carved wood).

“Desert Vision,” 1969 (carved wood).

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