Novick’s process involves the modification and assemblage of found objects and materials. Collecting these—from thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets—is an important facet of his work. In this phase, he will often undertake the use of a new item or form, or realize the solution to a previously intractable problem.
Although the physical resolution of his sculptures may be quick, their concepts tend to gestate slowly. Simple items, and parts of more complex ones, are fitted together via a process of trial, error, and serendipity. Cleaning, polishing, and refinishing aside, virtually all objects and materials are used as-is.
Steve Novick is a Somerville artist who has earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has exhibited work in solo shows in Boston, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Connecticut; and has participated in group shows in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Montreal. His work has been reviewed in the New York Sun, the Newark Star-Ledger, and the Boston Globe. He is a recipient of Pollock-Krasner and Massachusetts Cultural Council grants.
Steve Novick Exhibition
Lunder Arts Center, Atrium Gallery 1801 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140