Deborah Ballard Figurative Sculpture - Rethinking It All
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Deborah Ballard
Rethinking It All

2006

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This sculpture is cast and manipulated stone, fiberglass, iron, and casters. Deborah Ballard is best known for conceiving of figures and groupings of figures who relate to one another (and the viewer) through their body language, relationships and dialogue. She allows for her figures to effect and be affected by the mental and physical aspects of everyday life that are anything but commonplace. “I feel that these figures will invite each viewer to bring their individual experiences, creating meaningful interactions with the sculpture,” says Ballard. Ballard casts her own bronzes, stones and plasters, yet she shuns editions. Her constant experimentation with technique and media makes every sculpture unique. A Native American Indian, Ballard was born and raised in Dallas. An undergraduate degree in ceramics from Southern Methodist University in 1981 was followed by an MFA in sculpture in 1990. Since then she has taught sculpture classes at numerous institutions including SMU and the Creative Arts Center in Dallas. In 2000, Ballard was an artist-in-residence and instructor in a dual partnership between the renowned Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Dallas Museum of Art. Among the many grants and awards Ballard has received are an installation at Connemara Conservancy in Plano, Texas, and a residency at Seaside in Florida. Also, she received grants for the Art Park Project and a Buffalo Bayou installation, both in Houston. In 2008, she designed the Voices of Peace award presented to Maya Angelou by Hope for Peace & Justice in Dallas. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Meadows Museum at SMU, as well as the San Angelo Museum of Art in Texas, and the Museum of Art of Monterey, Mexico. She was previously represented by Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for 20 years, and has been represented by Valley House since 2004.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 85 in. x W 33 in. x D 31 in.H 215.9 cm x W 83.82 cm x D 78.74 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU257468742
  • Seller Reference Number
    14103
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