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STEVE  TOBIN Steve Tobin - Steelroot II - Sculpturesite Gallery
Steelroot II
17 x 23.5 x 20 in
43 x 61 x 51 cm
STEVE  TOBIN Steve Tobin - Steelroots_ Maquette
Steelroots, Maquette
10 x 14.5 x 12.5 in
25 x 38 x 33 cm
STEVE  TOBIN Steve Tobin - Steelroots White Maquette 2 - Sculpturesite Gallery
Steelroots, White Maquette 2
6 x 11 x 12 in
15 x 28 x 30 cm
STEVE  TOBIN Steve Tobin - Steelroots Black Maquette - Sculpturesite Gallery
Steelroots, Black Maquette
13 x 20 x 19 in
33 x 51 x 48 cm
STEVE  TOBIN Steve Tobin - Steelroots - Sculpturesite Gallery
180 x 182 x 115 in
457 x 462 x 292 cm
STEVE  TOBIN Steve Tobin - Steelroot I - Sculpturesite Gallery
Steelroot I
21 x 35 x 25.5 in
53 x 89 x 66 cm

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"The Steelroots series is a natural evolution of my Earth Bronzes series. In moving from bronze to steel I have moved from naturalist to the modernist tradition. The metaphor of roots remains the same as with the bronze, but by taking direct from life casting out and replacing it with formed steel the pieces are much more alive, animated. The roots evoke communities, families, unseen power, networks all coming together for a shared purpose. They gather energy and send it upward in support of the “tree” that is not visually apparent. The curvilinear geometries between the roots frame the view creating landscapes in the negative spaces that ebb and flow as the viewer moves around and under the piece. The legs are anthropomorphic, suggesting images of people dancing or huddling together in embrace and collusion. They create a sense of gathering. Juxtaposed with the buildings of San Francisco they will be fantastic organic root gods protecting and animating the space they occupy as well as the spaces viewed in between and around the sculpture. This follows my previous public exhibition in New York, in which the juxtaposition of insect architecture, i.e. my bronze African Termite Mounds, against the magnificent backdrop of the American Museum of Natural History, and the suggestion of frantic activity in their simultaneous placement at the mouth of a subway station in Montefiore Park in Harlem (termites scurrying about in an orderly fashion in their hive vs. subway riders underground), evokes feelings of humanity’s connection with the natural world."


Solo Exhibitions & Installations
2007 Cocoons, installation, Philadelphia International Airport, PA
2007 Steelroot, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Steve Tobin Paintings, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Exploded Earth, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2006 Steel roots, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT
2005 Trinity Root, 9.11 memorial, Wall Street & Broadway ,permanent, New York, NY
2005 Steve Tobin Paintings, The Banana Factory; Bethlehem, PA
2005 Earth Bronzes and New Nature, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harbor, ME
2004 Roots, Laumeier Sculpture Park; St. Louis, MissouriRoots, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
2003 Lantern House, Portland Museum of Art; Portland, ME
2003 Earth Bronzes, College of the Atlantic; Bar Harbor, ME
2003 Earth Bronzes, Florida International University, permanent, Miami, FL
2002-2003 Tobin’s Naked Earth, George C. Page Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA
2002-2003 Tobin’s Naked Earth, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Lantern House, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
2001-2002 Earth Bronzes, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
2001 Earth Bronze Trilogy - Part I, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2000-2001 Earth Bronzes, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
2000 Earth Bronzes, Montefiore Park; West Harlem, NY
1999-2001 Cocoons, Corning Museum of Glass, Sculpture Gallery, Corning, NY
1998 Earth Bronzes, Fuller Museum of Art, catalog, Brockton, MA
1998 Earth Bronzes, OK Harris Gallery, catalog, New York, NY
1998 Earth Bronzes, artetindustries, New York, NY
1997 Broadway River, New York University, Broadway Windows, New York, NY
1996 Matzoh House, Gallery B.A.I., New York, NY
1995 Steve Tobin: Reconstructions, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
1995 Peyton Wright Gallery; Santa Fe, New Mexico
1995 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1994 Sanske Gallery; Zurich, SwitzerlandHabatat Gallery Boca Raton, FL
1993 Steve Tobin at Retretti, Retretti Art Center, catalog, Punkaharju, Finland
1992 Steve Tobin, Transformations: Three Installations in Glass, Lehigh University,Wilson and Hall Gallery, catalog, Bethlehem, PA
1990 Steve Tobin, Sanske Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1989 Cocoons, Holsten Galleries, Palm Beach, FL
1988 Steve Tobin: The Glass Garden, Moore College of Art and Design, Levy Gallery for the Arts, catalog, Philadelphia, PA
1987 Dream Glass, Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Glass for Tea Ceremony, Tazawa Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
1986 Wheaton Ware, LaVaggi Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Manhattan Bowls, Synderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1982 Glass Sculpture, Gallery 10, New York, NY
1980 Glass Portraits, Hanson Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1980 Glasscapes, Spring Street Enamels Galery, New York, NY
1979 Sculptured Glass, Bienville Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Group Exhibitions & Installations
2007 Shattering Glass: New Perspectives, The Katonah Museum of Art, catalog, Katonah, NY
2005-2007 Earth Bronzes, Spring/Summer 2005, Grounds for Sculpture, catalog, Hamilton, NJ
2005 El Bosque (The Forest), Federico Silva Sculpture Museum park; San Luis Potosi, Mexico
2000 Roots, Vancouver International Sculpture Project, catalog, Vancouver, Canada
2000 Exploded Clay with Glass Riverbed, Americans in Venice Exhibition, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1994 Waterworks, Palm Beach Community Museum; Palm Beach, FL
1994 Alene Lapides Gallery; Santa Fe, NM
1994 Robert Morris Gallery; New York, NY
1993 Glass Installations, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1993 From Our Vault, Wustum Museum; Racine, WI
1991 Le Verre, Lespace Duchamp Villion, Rouen, France
1990 Glass Doesn’t Grow in the Forest, St. Augustine Chapel, Belgium
1989-1993 Glass America, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
1986 New American Glass Focus 2, Huntington Museum of Art; Huntington, WV
1983 South Glass, Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VA
1979 Louisiana Glass, Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, LA

Selected Permanent Collections
American Center; Helsinki, Finland
American Craft Museum; New York, NY
American Glass Museum; Millville, NJ
Boca Raton Museum of Art; Boca Raton, FL
Coca-Cola Corporation; Atlanta, GA
Finair; Helsinki, Finland
Gratz College; Philadelphia, PA
King Faisal’s Palace; Saudi Arabia
Lowe Art Museum; Miami, FL
Musee des Arts Decoratifs; Lausanne, Switzerland
New Orleans Museum of Art; New Orleans, LA
Philadelphia Museum of Art; Philadelphia, PA
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinis College; Collegeville, PA
Retretti Museum; Punkaharju, Finland
State Museum; Harrisburg, PA
Stephane Janssen Collection; Santa Fe, NM
The White House; Washington, D.C.

1979 Tulane University, B.S. Mathematics

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