William Catling: “Sculpture in the Garden”

Opening Reception:

Sunday, May 4th 2014 // 12pm – 3pm

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation

“Sculpture in the Garden” exhibits the work of 40 selected eminent California artists. Each work will be displayed amid the garden’s unique native and ornamental plants in a location chosen by the artist for their work.

5131 Carnelian Street, Alta Loma, CA 91701

Measure of Duration

“In Catling’s hands, selfless receptivity is amply rewarded: The insights that can be gleaned from his dual-purpose people—which are both vehicles and vessels—set inquisitive visitors to thinking, imaginatively and fancifully yet reasonably and realistically, about our own selves as vehicles and vessels that carry us, literally, through life, but are not completely defined by such pedestrian purposes.

Catling’s wonderfully down-to-earth works expand our capacity to understand that our bodies are vehicles for understanding—not merely tools for physical transport, but occasions for journeys that take us far beyond the literal distances we actually travel, into dimensions commonly referred to as internal, subjective, poetic, existential, or spiritual. Such labels matter little to Catling, or to his unpretentious, experience-oriented works, which embrace the real gist of things, rather than the various ways such firsthand experiences get translated, categorized, turned into formulas, and, eventually, institutionalized—historically, stylistically, and conceptually.” read more…

by David Pagel

William Catling: Measure of Duration

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

6:00-9:00 pm

The Main Street Gallery

252 C South Main Street, Pomona, California

Of Times and Days

This group of ceramic sculptures is informed by the artists’ interest in reconnecting to natural life rhythms. The works reflect a seasonal way of thinking and are made in a direct association with times od day or month. The figures are designed to be symbolic of an internal journey, quietly impacting the space around them or the viewer who comes close. The figures have a rough textured surface, inspired by natural rock and earthen formations.

The condition of the figures lend themselves to the viewer’s engaging in the process of “reconnection” by joining in the natural transcendent element of the work. The figures lead the viewer into the possibility of the invisible world and spiritual uplift within various stages of contemplation. They reflect a way of living within actual moments of life: the day, the month and time of year.

The work projects an ancient connection of humanity’s need: an internal search for meaning. It raises consciousness above the distractions of the contemporary and engages deeply with the reality of the natural world.

The Rose Show

Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

6:00-9:00 pm


The Main Street Gallery

252 C South Main Street, Pomona, California