Stories Set in Stone
OCT 28 -
NOV 29, 2012M
Opening Reception:Sunday, October 28 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Tim de Christopher is a sculptor whose installations appear in public and private settings across the United States. Working primarily in stone and steel, his work is deeply rooted in the tradition of architectural stonework and sculpture. de Christopher, whose father was a designer and grandfather a stone mason from Italy, was trained at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture; The Cooper Union, School of Art; and through independant work and study in Italy. However, it was his experience as an architect, designer and carver for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City (1990-92) that proved to be a professional turning point. In the dynamic and creative environment geared to execute both the cathedral's carvings and outside commissions, de Christopher perfected technical skills while also investigating aesthetic interests. His work continues to reflect the centuries-old tradition of the architect, mason, and sculptor of stone while expanding the vocabulary and exploring new ways to re-dress traditional forms with contemporary sensibilities.