Best Of Tucson®

Best Sculptor

Curt Brill

Brill routinely dazzles out-of-town audiences with his Amazonian figures in bronze; last fall, the new Gallery at 6th and 6th brought his unruly female nudes home. In the tiny space of the gallery, the big metal women--one at least 10 feet high--radiated a wonderfully earthy energy. They're like impossibly supple modern dancers, exaggerated figures with twisting torsos, undulating arms and legs, and enormous solid feet that plant them firmly on the ground. And Brill's handprints, translated from the clay maquettes, are imprinted into the bronze, giving each figure the alluring look of thehand-hewn.