KENNETH CAPPS (American 1939 – )
As a significant figure in the American art scene for the past thirty years, Kenneth Capps, primarily through his usage of steel, expresses a strong minimalist sensibility while investigating philosophical changes of our modern world. Capps’ abstract sculptures explore architecture and geometry and test classical ideals of balance verses proportion, mass versus void, as well as investigate nature and the industry of man. His work has been shown throughout the United States including the Oakland Museum, CA, the Aldrich Museum CT, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego CA and at the Sharjah Arts Museum in the United Arab Emirates. He has been honored with a Pollock/Krasner foundation grant, and twice been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Kenneth Capps is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY; the Alfred Schmela Sculpture Park, Dusseldorf, Germany; the Eli Broad Foundation, Los Angeles CA and Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.