Joe Gitterman has sculpted for over 50 years yet it wasn’t until he retired from Wall Street that that he dedicated himself to the pursuit of making art. Joe’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. He has received commissions from Robert Couturier, Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Riverside Building in London, the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, and the Robert A.M. Stern-designed Arris building in Washington D.C., among others.
Select exhibitions include the recent two-person show, “Monserud + Gitterman: Motion” at the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury, CT, “The Contemporary Figure” at Melanie Carr Gallery, the 2018 WAA Sculpture Walk, 2-person and group shows at Behnke-Doherty Gallery, Five Points Gallery, and Harrison Gallery, and juried shows at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Joe Gitterman creates abstract sculptures inspired by movement such as ballet and modern dance. Gitterman states, “I thought about the movements of the dancers as a series of frames in an old celluloid film, and how just one of those frames could convey a fantastic sense of motion. I thought that capturing this ‘single frame of motion’ in a solid piece of sculpture would be a wonderful challenge.”
Sculpting models in copper, wax, or acrylic, Gitterman chooses to cast in bronze or fabricate in stainless steel. The surface texture and color of each piece accentuates features such as sensual form or the suggestion of dynamic movement. Whether rendered in clean, crisp stainless-steel, vibrant color, or the leathery patina of bronze each abstraction and gesture references the fluidity of form and motion. Gitterman does not make editions thus each of his works is an original.