Sculptor shows new work

Published 10:12 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sculptor Tuck Langland, who has four public sculptures in Dowagiac, will exhibit his new figurative bronze sculptures at Fire Arts in downtown South Bend during January and February.
The show will open 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the First Friday event.
Tuck will give a gallery talk at the First Friday event in February, on the 3rd.
Fire Arts is open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 9 p.m. The Fire Arts exhibition will include garden size sculptures and smaller ones for indoors.
One surprise will be all the colors. Tuck has been experimenting with using dyes with his patinas for the indoor pieces.
Tuck’s public sculptures are found across the United States, from the Blaisdell
Performing Arts Center in Honolulu to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Collection in Washington.
He has made numerous signature sculptures for hospitals all over the country.
New Life at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in Houston, Circle of Life in front of Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, My Brother and I (portraits of the Mayo brothers) at the Mayo Clinic, and Circle of Care at the entrance to Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh are major artworks using multiple figures.
Most recently, he created On With Life! for the emergency entrance to Borgess-Lee Hospital in Dowagiac.
This past year, four new Langland sculptures were installed within driving distance of his home in Granger. He created James Oliver and his #40 Plow for the new Oliver Memorial in South Bend, Solitude for Beckwith Park in downtown Dowagiac, a portrait bust of former chancellor Lester Wolfson at Indiana University South Bend and Tethys, Goddess of the Sources of Fresh Water, a fountain figure for Wellfield Gardens in Elkhart.
Other area sculptures by Langland are Madeline Bertrand in Potawatomi Park in Niles, Educators in Mishawaka, Legacy at the Goshen Public Library and the rock alignment and fountain sculptures, Crossroads, at Indiana University South Bend.