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Laconia Gallery



Steve Novick

Friday, November 1, 2024 to Sunday, January 5, 2025

Sundays, 1 PM–4 PM

First Fridays, 6–8 PM

A soft sculpture

Steve Novick, Mushroom and Egg, 2020, wood, rubber, plastic, 9 x 13.5 x 6 in.Found objects.

In "Replay" Steve Novick's sculptures emphasize simplicity of form, anthropomorphism, and a sense of humor. The work employs as-is and modified found objects; these provide a sort of social vocabulary, gleaned from material culture, that fuels meditations on consumption, visual and written language, and nature. Novick's use and subversion of certain elements of "high" Modernism—geometric shape, strong color, the "purity" of abstraction—betrays a love of the source, but introduces a questioning of its premises and an investigation of its possibilities in the present day.

About the Artist
Steve Novick was born in 1966 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Novick has exhibited his work in solo shows in Boston, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Connecticut, and has participated in group shows in New York, Boston, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Montreal. His work has been reviewed in Art New England, the New York Sun, the Newark Star-Ledger, and the Boston Globe. A recipient of Pollock-Krasner and Massachusetts Cultural Council grants, he is Professor of Art & Design at Suffolk University in Boston.

This exhibition is presented concurrently with Kaitlyn Malinowski: Midnight Bloom