George Segale Studios is proud to be home to Sparta's premiere Art Gallery nestled in the quaint Lake Mohawk Plaza. The GSS Art Gallery displays work from local artisans. Paintings, sculpture and photography is on display year round in our storefront. Each month we highlight an artist and welcome their work into our collection with an opening reception- typically on the first Friday of every month. The entire community at large is welcome to attend the opening to meet the artist or stop by the gallery any evening to take a closer look at all of the great work we have on display. All of the work on display is for sale to the public. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Biography: Lawrence is a NJ based contemporary metal sculptor residing in Sparta NJ with his wife of over 40 years. He is inspired and derives focus from the often-humorous juxtaposition between nature and culture.
Totally self taught, Larry began creating metal art at the age of twelve and has been sculpting for over 50 years. He has participated in countless art shows, galleries and competitions throughout the tri-state area and has shipped his sculptures all over the world. He has received a fair share of awards and acclaim along the way. For many years he actively participated in New York's Washington Square and Central Park South shows. Lawrence's notes his time as a street artist as some of the most enjoyable times in his career. The one on one interaction with people proved to be a very rewarding experience and has opened many doors for him. Lawrence finds that working with metal provides strength, durability, versatility and a vast variety of ways it can be obtained, i.e.: tubes, rods, spheres, found objects etc... A weld can combine all of these elements. He claims there are fewer limitations in what you can do with the material for most of the styles that he likes to create.
"I have always felt a connection to something much greater when I am forming raw material into something which can inspire others. When entering my workshop, I bring with me the intention to create a piece but seldom an idea for what form it will take the work flows out of a place I may never understand but am grateful to be able to experience."