Gudmann and Slaughter

Biography

Elizabett Gudmann is an accomplished sculptor, with many bronzes made in collaboration with her partner, the master metal-smith, Kirk H. Slaughter.

Gudmann's work is conceptual in nature. It divides between fabricated, acid washed wall pieces which are a balance between sculpture and painting and her sculptures which she works with Kirk Slaughter.

The figurative and equine sculptures are studies in form and emotion. Their textured surfaces and abstracted subjects are unique in depth, emotion and attitude.

A California native, Gudmann received her BS from CSUS and lives in Northern California. Her work is included in many notable private and public collections throughout the world.

Statement -
I love being in the studio. It's where I'm the most comfortable: alone with my thoughts, listening to music, NPR talk radio, singing out loud. Translating my ideas into visual expression.
Much of my inspiration comes from the medium itself; the bronze sculptures have evolved from my relation to natural form.
. I'm drawn to the inherent beauty and unique qualities of the metal and work directly with it. Most of the work is conceptual in nature, and created within a formal panel structure. It is a complex and physically demanding process that involves etching a subtle relief into the metal with acids to create detailed surface textures and distinguishable imagery. Once etched, unique and intricate patina colors are achieved by working with a variety of caustic chemicals.

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EG BORN : San Francisco, CA
KES BORN: Denver CO

EG EDUCATION:
California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Science, 1992
KS EDUCATION
Herron School of Art, Indianapolis IN and the University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

SELECT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Taylor Art Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
City of La Quinta, La Quinta, CA
The Brosman Collection, New York, NY
The Curley Collection, Marin County, CA
The Collection of Leslie Fleishhacker, San Francisco, CA
The Collection of Dr. Vijay Mallya, Member of Parliament, New Delhi, India
Lady Christina Green, Lonon and Monte Carlo

Norman and Suzanne Cohn, Philadelphia, PA

Linda Sullivan, Encino, CA

JW Gallagher, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Consolidated Resources, Phoenix, AZ
Trans Media, San Francisco, CA
Kilkenny & Associates, San Francisco, CA
Lerner & Veit, San Francisco, CA
Brooks Industries, South Plainfield, NJ
Hemisphere Management, Hamilton, Bermuda

 

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