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The Black Road Bronze and Gold, Classical Male Bust, Resin & Green Patina



This extraordinary sculptural portrait head takes its beginnings from classical antiquity. Attention to detail and complete understanding of the human figure are evident. Kugler adds a modern twist to this classical style by using a splatter of gold on a portion of the head. The sculpture, which is made of resin and patinaed with a bronze patina, is beautifully custom mounted on a steel base. Dean Kugler The Black Road: Bronze and gold Resin, bronze patina, gold leaf Artists proof 1, edition 6 Measures: 24 H x 16 W in 60.96 H x 40.64 W cm DK0040 Kugler uses scale and the juxtaposition of disparate elements in order to engage and challenge the viewer. He combines elements such as strength and weakness or beauty and damage to be experienced simultaneously within the same piece of work to create a tense energy. Kugler also incorporates the technical skill of tight rendering with the dynamism of abstraction to create this energy to add additional excitement and intrigue to his aesthetic.   Dean Kugler b. 1970, Rock Island, IL Education 1993 – AA from Blackhawk College. 1995 – BFA from Western Illinois University. Selected Exhibitions 2018 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL Earth, Wind and Fire, Multiple-person show. Bereskin Gallery, IL 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts. Monmouth, IL Relic, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL Bloodsport, Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL 2017 SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Gallery Victor Armendariz, Chicago, IL 2016 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts. Monmouth, IL Real People 2016 Juried Show, Woodstock, IL Animal Farm, One-man show. Bereskin Art Gallery, Davenport, IA 2015 Let’s Dance Group Show, Moline International Airport, Moline, IL Experiencing Art, Bereskin Art Gallery, Davenport, IA Artprize, Desecration of Adam, Gerald Ford Museum. Grand Rapids, MI It Figures, Black Hawk College, Moline, IL Art to Heart, Bucktown Center for the Arts. Genesis Heart Center. Davenport, IA. 2014 Artprize. Gravity, Gerald Ford Museum. Grand Rapids, MI Quad City Arts. Rock Island, IL. Spine-taneous Redstone building. Davenport, IA. 2013 Artprize. Grand Rapids Museum of Art. Grand Rapids, MI. “Blind Grace” One State Arts Convention. I Wireless Coliseum. “Blind Grace” large version. Rock Island Fine Art Show. “Blind Control”, 3-D Award. 2012 Rock Island Fine Art Show. “Marking time”, 2-D Award. Art on the River (juried). Dubuque, IA . “Powerless” Grants / Awards 2015 River Boat Development Authority, Project grant for The Desecration of Adam Quad City Arts, Artist grant for The Desecration of Adam Iowa Arts Council & NEA, Individual project grant for The Desecration of Adam 2014 Downtown Davenport Partnership, Artist’s project award for Gravity.


  • Creator
    Dean Kugler (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Style
    Classical Greek (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: DK00401stDibs: LU4511123348412

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