Richard Heinrich's Bridge stands over ten feet tall and was made in 1983 from steel plate, cut and welded into an angular geometric composition. When viewing the abstract metal work from one side, three main sections become apparent. However, when one walks to the opposite side, a more complex pattern is revealed, as the sections are further divided with smaller rectangles. Segments are arranged to purposely set up an interplay of negative space and intersecting planes. The open area at the bottom lightens the work and lifts it up off the plane of the ground. The raw surface of this industrial metal has been allowed to rust forming a uniform, cohesive unit.
Other works by Heinrich can be seen in the collections at The Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo in Purchase, New York; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick campus; the New York Public Library in Manhattan; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; and at corporate headquarters and private homes across the country. He has exhibited his sculptures at a variety of shows including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art in Ohio, Hofstra University in Hempstead on Long Island, Manhattan Community College, and at Pier Walk 98 in Chicago. Works on paper by Heinrich also have been shown at many galleries and museums, including the American Craft Museum and The Art Club, both in New York City.
More information on this artist can be found at http://www.richardheinrich.com/.
130" x 48" x 30"
Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc.
Gift of Judith and Alvin Krauss
Photo: Ricardo Barros.com