|McClain Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of important sculpture and drawings from the estate of George Segal (b. 1924 – d. 2000). The exhibition includes bronze and plaster figurative casts, plaster still-life casts, and drawings from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Known for his iconic live casting technique, Segal created his sculpture style in the early 60’s through experimenting with dry plaster bandages and assembling life-size figurative casts, using many close friends and family members as models. While Segal was initially characterized as part of the Pop Art movement, his distinctive and expressive style clearly separated him from the group. His figurative work explored themes in the lives of ordinary people and hoped to extended past the art world to encompass a living American history through human values and political dialogues.
Segal’s work is included in more than sixty international public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; National Gallery of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne, France; Stedelijk Museum; Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst Germany; Kunsthaus, Switzerland; Mann Auditorium, Isreal; and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.