Albert Paley

  • Meridian, 2015
    Painted steel
    Base: 28 x 43 x 43 in.
    Glass: 0.75 x 50 x 50
    Ed. 1/15
  • Meridian, 2015
    Painted steel
    Base: 28 x 43 x 43 in.
    Glass: 0.75 x 50 x 50
    Ed. 1/15
  • New Muse, 2016
    Painted steel
    Ed. 18/18
  • Scepter Candleholder (pair), 2014
    Forged and fabricated steel, blackened finish
    5 3/8 x 24 1/4 inches (each)
  • Albert Paley, metal artist and designer represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Comet Table Lamp
    Formed and fabricated steel with glass shade
    15 X 25 inches
  • Albert Paley, metal artist and designer represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Fabricated Andirons (set)
    Formed and fabricated steel
    19 X 12 1/2 X 16 1/4 inches (each)
  • Albert Paley, metal artist and designer represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Tuft Candle Holder, 1993
    Formed and fabricated steel
    9 X 9 inches
  • Albert Paley, metal artist and designer represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
    Door Handles, mid 1990's
    Forged and fabricated steel with rust colored finishes
    Dimensions vary

Artist Statement

My basic approach is to clarify and make visible aspects unique to iron and steel through the creative process. The resulting form vocabulary becomes the basic construct for a work philosophy and design theory unique to ferrous metalworking.

It was the plasticity of iron and steel that initially fascinated and attracted me. This inherent characteristic served as a catalyst to the experimentations that gave me an understanding of these materials resulting in a design approach founded in paradox. The dichotomous nature of these materials is that they present opposite and seemingly contradictory states at the same time and place: movement and stagnation, rigidity and plasticity. The tool imprints, incises, tears, twists and burns, leaving a record of the evolutionary nature of process and form development. Movement basic to the organic, of which we are all a part, is made visible in steel.  This becomes a foil to human gesture, resulting in empathy and anticipation through this visual dialogue.

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