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John Suttman, Gate

On view in the West Garden

sculpture garden 2020

John Suttman
born 1955 Albuquerque; lives Winslow, Arizona
Gate
1994
patinated steel
Albuquerque Museum, museum commission, 1993 General Obligation Bonds.
PC1995.73.1.1-2

John Suttman specializes in functional metal artworks including furniture, gates, and architectural elements. A variety of shapes and textures are joined together to form the gate to Albuquerque Museum’s west sculpture garden. Solid overlapping metal contrast with windows filled with different rhythmic lines, grids, and spirals. Suttman’s gates fuse form and function into a dynamic and engaging artwork.