The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Art Department now has on display an exhibit showing the works of Basil Watson, international sculptor, in the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery located in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building.
Watson will conduct a series of workshops in the art department with students and a closing reception is scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 27.
The work of Watson is an exemplary style of modern contemporary figurative sculpture. His interest and focus is the human form and his works are anchored with energy, vigor and the emotions of life. Watson has been able to capture the exaggeration of movement, expression and attitudes of portraying the human condition using clay, marble, stone, bronze resin casting and plaster. These sculptures and drawings come across as being very modeled, yet subtle in plasticity and complex in design. They serve as a palette of close observation and the natural essence of the human form.
Watson’s works have been selected for numerous public and major commissions across the nation. He has been commissioned to complete sculptures in Changchun China, Helena, Ark., Atlanta, and Kingston, Jamaica to name a few.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Details: Contact Henri Linton at 870-575-8236.