Thursday May 9, 2013

NEWFANE -- Larry Simons Sculpture and Assemblages will run through May 25 at the Crowell Gallery of the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. A closing celebration to celebrate the artist’s works will be on Saturday, May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information call librarian Meris Morrison at 365-7948.

Simons, who lives in a house he designed and built himself on 42 acres near Brattleboro, specializes in assemblages of found wood and metal objects. The wood Simons uses is both natural, such as driftwood, or pre-rendered from its previous life as part of a building, tool, piece of furniture or other consumer object.

He created his first sculptures in 1965, from the leather scraps from a sandal shop where he worked on Cape Cod. In his work since, he describes himself as a "recycler by nature," saying, "virtually everything I use in my art has had a previous life -- bobbins, chair spindles, tool handles, toys, croquet sets and wooden patterns from steel mills," for example.

For more information, call librarian Meris Morrison at 802-365-7948.