Michael Wolf’s work encompasses sculpture, installation, and drawing. Wolf received individual fellowship grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the NJ State Council of the Arts. He was a recipient of the Power of Art Award, personally presented to him by Robert Rauschenberg, at the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Wolf’s exhibitions include a solo show at the Sculptors Guild Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Other recent shows include I’m Your Venus at Bee in the Lion gallery, Defining Form at The Untitled Space, in Manhattan and Inversions at RIVAA Gallery on Roosevelt Island.
His architectural installation Sanctuary was the inspiration for an exhibition of the same name at the Orlando Museum of Art. Wolf has been an adjunct professor at William Paterson University and Kean University and teaches at the Visual Arts Center of NJ. He was born in Paterson, NJ.
wood, 23k gold leaf
9.75 × 6.25 × 9.75 in.
Golden Sections was carved from a cherry tree that was felled during Hurricane Sandy. The sculptural house form was carved to the proportions of the Golden Section. The proportions of the golden section are considered to be the most visually pleasing proportions. I carved the wood when it was freshly fallen and wet. As the wood dried, the wood twisted and cracked as I knew it would. The shrinking and cracking distorted the “perfect” nature of the sculpture. It is a comment on the idea of perfection.