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Stephen Schofield
From March 5th 2004 to April 10th 2004
A Boy's Own Story

I’m interested in an imaginary world of youth which is somewhere between toys and tools. More specifically, I’m interested in the misdirected projection of sexual want onto the things that occupied the banal suburban home of my own story. The sculptures of this exhibition are an odd grouping of objects that I remember as being marvellous; some were mechanical, some crystalline, some furry and others smooth yet all are about self-absorption. Closing down the world around you, intensifying every gesture gives a boy a terrible and ridiculous power. It seems to me that self-absorption is marked by sudden shifts in scale, irregular and convoluted forms, twisted spaces and artificial colour, which is why I wanted to make these pieces both repulsive and beautiful.
- Stephen Schofield

Stephen Schofield has been exhibiting sculpture and drawings since 1979. In Canada he has participated in solo and group exhibitions at the Power Plant, the Biennale de Montréal, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Galerie Christiane Chassay. Exhibitions in France include solo exhibitions at the Centre d’art contemporain de Vassivière, the Credac in Ivry-sur-Seine and l’Aquarium in Valenciennes. In the United States he has shown in New York at John Weber Gallery, Horodner Romley Gallery, The Sculpture Center and White Columns.His work can be found in private and public collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Art Bank, the Burlington Art Gallery, the London Regional Art and Historical Museum, the Musée de Joliette, the Jersey City Museum and the Centre d’art contemporain de Vassivière.