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Saxe, Henry
Log 2 Log 2
1996 1996

Typical of Henry Saxe’s work of this period, Log 2 is comprised of puzzle-like linked forms: the parts can be manipulated into different configurations. Rough welds of the aluminum tubing create texture, which is further enhanced by grinder marks, abrasions, and other surface markings and serves to complement the fluidity of the forms.

Henry Saxe was born in Montreal in 1937. He attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and studied printmaking with Albert Dumouchel. He started his career as a draftsman, printmaker and painter, turning to sculpture in 1964. On moving to Tamworth, Ontario in 1973, Saxe built a spacious metal fabrication studio, which provided him with the necessary conditions to produce complex constructions. A senior Canadian artist, Saxe has enjoyed considerable acclaim throughout his career. In 1993 he was honoured with a retrospective at the Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal. Saxe has also shown at the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée des Beaux Arts, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris. In 1978 Saxe was chosen along with Ron Martin to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale.

 
Saxe, Henry
Montreal QC 1937 Montreal QC 1937
Log 2 Log 2
1996 1996
aluminium tubing aluminium tubing
height / width / length: 74 cm x 91.4 cm
Anonymous Gift, 2000 Anonymous Gift, 2000
43-079

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