Evan Penny

Janet

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EVAN PENNY

JANET

signed “E. Penny” and dated 1979-80, edition 1 of 2
height 48 ins; 120 cms


March 05, 2013

Estimate $40,000-$60,000

Realised: $44,400

Evan Penny makes the kind of sculpture that is so realistic, so detailed … that it literally stops people in their tracks.
 “If there is anything I could hope one might experience in front of the work, it’s a moment of self-awareness a self-consciousness of one’s own physical experience, how one experiences oneself in space.” 2011.
Over the course of his internationally acclaimed career, Toronto-based Canadian sculptor Evan Penny’s work has been grappling with the human form and its relationship to art history.
Penny was born in South Africa in 1953 and immigrated in 1964. In 1975 he graduated from the Alberta College of Art, Calgary with an Honours Fine Art Diploma. Two years later he returned to the Alberta College of Art and completed Post-Graduate studies in sculpture. From his earliest sculptural busts in the 1970s through to his first nude sculptures in the early 1980s Penny has devoted himself to a consideration of how concepts of sculptural realism have been influenced by classicism, romanticism, and, most importantly for the artist, by the advent of traditional and digital photography.

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Prosthetic Mask for ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ by FXSmith, 2008

pigmented silicon, hair, on resin, metal and wood armature, a collaboration by Gordon Smith, Evan Penny, Jay McClennen, Ann Mclaren, Marianne Lovink and Caroline DeMooy


April 29, 2014

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

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EVAN PENNY

BLUE POLYMORPH #1

signed, titled and dated 1997 on the reverse
17 ins x 15 ins; 43.2 cms x 38.1 cms


April 13, 2015

Estimate $2,500-$3,500

Realised: $2,160

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