Deborah Dendler Exhibits in Philadelphia and New York

Local sculptor Deborah Dendler exhibited a bronze sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition, Philadelphia, where it won an Honorable Mention. The exhibition, for alumni of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, ran from July 30 until Sept. 11.

Dendler also exhibited a porcelain bas-relief sculpture, “Indomitable Spirit” at the Audubon Artists Association, at the Salmagundi Club, New York, from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. “Indomitable Spirit” will be exhibited next in the 88th Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League, on Fifth Avenue, New York, from Nov. 7-18. Dendler will also exhibit a bronze sculpture at the National Arts Club in the 120th Annual Exhibition of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 16.

Dendler frequently works in relief sculpture. “Having started out as a painter, I love the pictorial aspects of relief sculpture. It’s a pleasure to get back to making pictures, which a sculptor hardly ever gets to do. Theoretically, a picture plane should make things easier. But in combining aspects of both drawing and sculpting, relief sculpture can be twice as complicated as either one. The shallower the relief, the more exacting the work,” says Dendler.

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