Gabriel Kulka explores the relationships we create with objects and the spaces that encompass our lives. Each piece he creates is a microcosm of our human need to create sanctuaries; they examine how we hold our memories within treasured objects and ultimately resolve our internal environments through our surroundings.
The furniture, books, clothes and objects we carry with us, combined with the architecture and natural environments we spend our lives in, are not arbitrary. Instead, they are all part of a whole ideation of the human experience and contribute to our understanding of self.
These sculptures, large and small, function as an exploration of this uniquely human experience. Through careful composition and deceivingly simplified presentations, unexpected combinations of proportion, materials and joinery reveal themselves as invitations to wander through our own pasts and to examine how they exist simultaneously in our present.
Gabriel Kulka grew up in NY, studied sculpture in CA and has returned to Montana after having lived and shown work in all three places over the last 15 years.
After taking some time off to focus on setting up a permanent work space, Gabriel is pleased to present some of the first work to come out of the new studio. You can explore more of Gabriel’s work here: