3rd Place recipient
Lawrence LaBianca is a New York City-born sculptor who now makes his home in San Francisco, where he shows with Sculptueresite Gallery. Lawrence creates metal, ceramic, wood, and glass objects and tool-forms that explore our relationship with nature through attention to craft, form, physicality, and the fluidity of the boundaries between these ideals. His work is both abstract and narrative, as the materials with which he works assume new and idiosyncratic identities.
Lawrence holds an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he is currently a lecturer in interior architecture. His work has appeared in many galleries and museums throughout the West Coast, including the Richmond Arts Center, the San Francisco Folk and Craft Museum, and the Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts. His work has also been featured on stage through collaborations with choreographers such as Joanna Haighgood and Amelia Rudolph of Project Bandeloop.
Tool for Seeing • 14x14x16" • 1998
Redwood, steel, glass lens - double concave
Metamorphosis • 15x49x8" • 1999
Walnut wood lade, wood, cast glass lenses from ladle and steel.
Navigation Tools • 60x20x10" • 1996
Ceramic with internal parabolic curve for sound amplification and reception, steel and wood