People who have followed Tuck’s career for many decades recently got a new look into his thinking at the solo show, Surprise! Abstract Sculptures by Tuck Langland. The exhibition will continue at Fire Arts in downtown South Bend, Indiana until the end of February.
Although the sculptures look abstract, they are based on something in our visual world. The Violin Woman Series compares women to violins.
The Sarcophagus Series imagines that the human body sits on the outside of the coffin, and the soft parts have eroded away, leaving bony protuberances that create a landscape form.
The Landscape Relief cast in aluminum shows a bird’s eye view of a highway cut into a hilly landscape.
A wavy river of steel surrounded by welded arcs shows the City of South Bend that developed around the Saint Joseph River. This was a maquette for Ring Ribbons, Tuck’s first sculpture for Indiana University South Bend.
The more you look, the more you see.