The Fine Arts Center at the University of Rhode Island (URI) is hosting an exhibit of work by John Udvardy entitled, "Objects and Forms." This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of artist, Robert Rohm, and is considered "one of [Udvardy's] best" (Bill Van Siclen, Arts Writer, Providence Journal).
"The discoveries in John Udvardy's art work may be that a flattened antique trunk takes on an entirely new kind of shape and dimensionality; that a stack of found bowls and pots reads more like a figurative goddess or a ritual column than it does a display of housewares ... Udvardy's sculpture is filled with wonder – wonder as it means to ponder and consider, wonder as surprise and delight, and wonder as inspiration and awe – wonderful in every way," (Ronald J. Onorato, Professor, URI).
Udvardy was born in Elyria, Ohio of Hungarian Ancestry. He studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He earned his MFA from Yale University. Udvardy maintains a studio based in Warren, Rhode Island, has four children, and lives in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Malcolm Grear Designers created the exhibit brochure and is currently designing a book of Udvardy's work.