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Lita Kelmenson

199 N. Marginal Rd
Jericho, NY 11753, U.S.A.
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Email: litakel@yahoo.com

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Within each piece there exists tensions between our natural realities of hope and despair, violence and tenderness, discipline and mercy.  One series probes the ironies of conflict; another series explores the diparities of surface beauty masking deeper realities.

These sculptures are constructed from eight-quarter sugar pine which is laminated to form blocks of wood.  Both carved and contstructed forms conprise each piece.  Materials integrated into some pieces to enhance meaning include wax, copper, aluminum, rubber, plastic, fabric, bone, gloves, shoes, clay and tailpipes.  Color has also been incorporated into some pieces.

My work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and invitational  and juried shows in Manhattan, Long Island, the East and Southeast.  These have included the Heckscher Museum and the Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Long Island; Alternative Spaces and DM Contemporary, Manhattan; Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta; and Grounds for Sculpture, N.J.  My work is part of the permanent collection at the Jane Voorhes Zimmerli Art Museum, N.J.  Also, My work was recently included in the new book "A Sculpture Reference" by Arthur Williams.  My bio is listed in R.R. Bowker's "Whose Who in American Art" .  It has also been accorded several awards and is represented in many private collections.