Carl D'Alvia | Sleepy Hollow, USA, 1965
Carl D’Alvia explores the limits of traditional sculpture, making work that is at once minimal and maximal, humorous and tragic. New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz states “Sculpture is in eternal struggle and perpetual conversation with gravity. In his anthropomorphic, quasi-figurative, abstractly suggestive large aluminum sculptures, Carl D’Alvia addresses this head-on. The results are humble but ambitious philosophical sculptures - mesmerizing, almost mystical configurations that make you feel precious love for shape and states of being.”
Carl D’Alvia (Sleepy Hollow, NY, USA) is a sculptor that lives and works in Connecticut and New York.
D’Alvia’s post-pop resin, bronze and marble sculptures range from the abstract and geometric to the figurative and anthropomorphic. The work often explores dichotomies such as minimal/ornate, industrial/handmade, and comic/tragic.
D’Alvia won the Rome Prize in 2012. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally including American Academy in Rome, Italy and The Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, Rhode Island.