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  • Jerusalem Post Magazine

    Jerusalem Post Magazine

    maccu piccuThe Jerusalem Post Magazine. June 4, 1982

    PETER BOIGER (b.1941) left Germany for the U.S. in 1964 and has been here since 1979, during which time he taught for a year at the Bezalel Academy. His current exhibit of bronzes, plasters and wood carvings show him to be a child of his times, a sculptor who has seen a lot of Henry Moore and African and Japanese art. His work is largely frontal. He is fascinated by the arch of the body and legs, the totemic column and the mask or helmeted head. One of the latter, from this year, is distinctly personal, highly effective and inexplicably oriental.

    Boiger strikes an even more Japanese note with his two volumes that, viewed en Jade. look like two strokes of classical Kanji calligraphy. In another combination of Moore-like forms, Boiger "suspends" the cross beam over the legs by embedding it in a piece of clear perspex, a startlingly effective device when seen in a photograph, but less satisfactory when viewed in situ. The design is grand but the feeling of artificiality is inescapable
    I prefer the down-to-earth join of the Kanji-like piece.

    Boiger is a serious sculptor with complete technical control. One feels that he is just beginning to find himself. (Debel Gallery, Ein Karem). Till June 17.