U.S. sculptor has inaugural show Saturday at gallery in Liberia

A successful sculptor from the United States, Michael Baker is now living and working in Costa Rica. He is celebrating the New Year with sculptures being placed on site at Four Seasons Costa Rica and with an inaugural solo exhibit opening at the Hidden Garden Art Gallery Saturday.

The show is titled “Spacial Constructions.”

Baker’s sculptures add vibrant colors to his designs that revolve around his interest in architecture and the use of geometric shapes and forms in these new works, said the gallery.

“The three-dimensional aspect that is created in sculpture is what fascinates me,” said Baker in a summary prepared by the gallery. ” I have always strived to maintain a minimal view of sculpture, yet at the same time produce work which encompasses balance, scale, proportion and the importance of both positive and negative spaces.”

Over the past 20 years, Baker’s sculptures have been placed in numerous private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States. He is an Ohio native.

“Multi-dimensional sculpture has so many different mediums and compositions.  It evokes numerous sensations, based on its size, color, composition, weight, angles and curves, material, subject matter, and use of space,” says gallery owner Greg Golojuch.  “Baker’s works offer a new area of contemporary sculpture for our visitors and clients. While the predominant number of the 60 artists within our gallery are Costa Rican, we also show works by several expat artists who have permanently moved to Costa Rica, and Baker is a great addition to this group.”

The Saturday opening is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the gallery, which is 5 kms west of the Daniel Oduber Airport. More information is available at 2667-0592, 8386-6872, or by email to hiddengarden@thevanstonegroup.com

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