Gerald Peters Gallery Contemporary

One of the most accomplished American sculptors working today, Tom Joyce has opened his discipline to a new scale of monumentality and technical innovation. The recently installed commission, Berg XX, was forged from a single piece of high-carbon steel, cut and twisted from an ingot specially made for the project from over 50 tons of repurposed industrial fragments. The largest in Joyce's Berg series, the sculpture showcases the artist's deft handling of near-molten metal, animating the work with iron's vibrant, clay-like qualities.


							

									Tom Joyce									Berg XX 2020									forged high-carbon steel<br />
100 x 120 x 72 inches (101,400 lbs)<br />
Collection of Scott and Kelly Mueller

Tom Joyce

Berg XX 2020
forged high-carbon steel
100 x 120 x 72 inches (101,400 lbs)
Collection of Scott and Kelly Mueller

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									Tom Joyce									Berg XX (detail) 2020									forged high-carbon steel<br />
100 x 120 x 72 inches (101,400 lbs)<br />

Tom Joyce

Berg XX (detail) 2020
forged high-carbon steel
100 x 120 x 72 inches (101,400 lbs)

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In titling the series Berg, Joyce playfully offers a clue about the "parent" material from which these industrial remnants were once attached. Considered "offspring" by Joyce, his raw material is usually a byproduct of large scale industry retrieved from the factory where he forges his work, thus figuratively referencing these sculptures are but the tip of a massive manufacturing "iceberg".


							

									Tom Joyce									Berg XX (detail) 2020									forged high-carbon steel<br />
100 x 120 x 72 inches (101,400 lbs)<br />

Tom Joyce

Berg XX (detail) 2020
forged high-carbon steel
100 x 120 x 72 inches (101,400 lbs)

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									Tom Joyce									Berg XX 2020									forged high-carbon steel<br />
100 x 120 x 72 inches (101,400 lbs)<br />

Tom Joyce

Berg XX 2020
forged high-carbon steel
100 x 120 x 72 inches (101,400 lbs)

INQUIRE