Located in West Nashville, LeQuire Gallery is the studio and gallery operated by the sculptor Alan LeQuire (b. 1955). On view there this summer (July 18–Dec 19) is a survey exhibition of his work in bronze, terra cotta, and plaster. Its striking title, Monumental Women, underscores the fact that, throughout his 40-year career, LeQuire’s art has always honored the strength, perseverance, and beauty of women.
“From the beginning of my training as a sculptor,” LeQuire explains “the female figure has been the focus. Any possible form or texture can be found in the human body, and the magical configuration of forms in the female body can prompt an emotional reaction from almost anyone. That is why it is used in traditional academic training and why I continue to pursue an understanding of it, even after years of sculpting. My teachers also sculpted the female figure, and, as I work, I feel connected to them and other artists going back centuries.”
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