Jim Gallucci, a graduate of LeMoyne College and Syracuse University (MFA – Sculpti 1976), has been a sculptor for over 25 years. He has worked as an art instructor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He was also an exhibit designer for the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC. Presently, Jim works full time designing and fabricating sculptures in his Greensboro studio. Each May, he shows a sculpture at the Pier Walk Sculpture Show in Chicago, the worlds largest outdoor sculpture show. Jim has also been selected for such international shows as the World Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia and the 7th Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition at the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum in Hakone, Japan.
â€œGates have been found throughout the history of Western Civilization as not only utilitarian architectural elements but as symbols in art and literature. This symbolism arises from the paradox that the gate inherently possesses. A gate may be opened or closed; a way of passage or an obstruction; a means of confinement or release. I use the format of gates and doors in my sculpture in order to give the public access to my art. The viewer can open the sculpture and walk through it or see it as a barrier. This interaction is an entry for the public for embracing the art.â€