South Bay de Saisset campus a great spot
to take in Brian Wall’s powerful sculptures
He may not be the best known of Britain's heroic, postwar generation of abstract sculptors. But Brian Wall, who was born in 1931 and came of age in the mid-1950s, remains active today—and is showing off recent work in an attractive setting in the South Bay.
"It's a beautiful campus," says Peter Selz, guest co-curator with Sue Kubly of the exhibit, 'Squaring the Circle,' on display through June 14 at the de Saisset Museum on the campus of Santa Clara University in Santa Clara. The small museum is known for excellent exhibits, many featuring Bay Area artists.
Fans can meet the artist during an exhibit walk-through and book signing of a new book about Wall, on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. The museum is along Palm Drive on the campus, near El Camino Real.
Wall, who began his career in England's artists colony of St. Ives, moved to California in 1974 to teach art at UC Berkeley, where he remained until 1994. Working with assistants, he creates immense stainless-steel sculptures in a studio in Emeryville.
"Half the work in the show is indoors and half the work is outdoors," Selz says. The show consists of...