Joe is an American sculptor. Born in New York, Joe attended the Dalton School and Westminster School, University of Virginia, and Columbia University. He continued his studies at The New School, NYU, The Art Students League, The Cooper Union, and the Pratt Institute. Joe’s 30-year career on Wall Street included private banking internships in London, Cologne, and Paris and brokerage training in Brussels and New York. Joe started sculpting as a hobby in 1969 yet it wasn’t until he retired from Wall Street that he dedicated himself to the full-time pursuit of making art.
Since his first exhibition at a local Connecticut gallery in 2011, Joe’s career has catapulted. He has received commissions from Robert Couturier, Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Riverside Building in London, the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, and the Robert A.M. Stern-designed Arris building in Washington, D.C., among others. Joe’s sculptures are in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
Somerville Manning Gallery, 101 Stone Block Row, Wilmington, DE 19807 P (302) 652-0271 www.somervillemanning.com
Art Design Consultants, 310 Culvert St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Tel. (513) 723-1222 www.adcfineart.com
Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art, 12 Red Coat Road, Westport, CT 06880 Tel.203-557-0819 www.cynthiabyrnes.com
Corman Arts, 24 Daleham Gardens London, NW3 5DA UK Tel. (011-44) 020-7433-1339 www .cormanarts.com
Greylock Gallery, 71 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA 01267 Tel.413-884-6926 www.greylockgallery.com
JSO Art Associates, Janet Schwartz-O'Leary, 19 Joann Circle Westport, CT 06880 Tel.203-226-8747 www.jsoart.com
Soho Myriad Art Consulting Services, 1250 Menlo Drive, Atlanta, GA. 30318 Tel.404-3541-5656 www.sohomyriad.com
Gitterman Gallery, 3 East 66th Street, lB New York, NY 10065, Tel.212-734-0868 www.gittermangallery.com
Gallery Lenox, MA
Gitterman's sculpture was initially inspired by a love of ballet and modern dance. He states, “I thought about the movements of dancers as a series of frames in an old celluloid film, and how just one of those frames could convey a fantastic sense of motion. I am working to capture this ‘single frame of motion’ in solid sculptures. For me, movement is the breath of life: it releases the power, or subtlety, of any form in repose - the promise of action. My sculpture examines the relationship between fixed form and movement: each sculpture attempts to suggest the transformation that is possible."
Sculpting maquettes in copper, wax, or acrylic, Gitterman chooses to cast in bronze or fabricate in stainless steel. His work ranges from intimate hand-size pieces to dramatic work well beyond the human scale. The surface texture and color of each piece accentuate either dynamic movement or sensual form. Whether they are clean, crisp stainless steel, bronze with a leather-like patina, or a vibrant yellow knot, they are abstractions and gestures; they are about fluid form. He does not make editions thus each of his works is an original.
Sails, knots, the movement of a dancer; these are the forms in motion that Gitterman attempts to replicate in his sculptures. With each series, he examines the movements of a given form, such as the gesture of a dancer, or the billowing curve of a sail. He then takes these moments and recreates them using a variety of materials. The result is an abstraction that hints at the possibility of movement.