Jerry Atkins

Woven Stories

March 4 - March 24, 2023

Reception: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 6-8 PM

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Jerry Atkins’ minimalist bronze sculptures probe the depths of the human psyche. Having practiced psychiatry for many years, the artist translates his intimate knowledge of psychological conditions into works of sometimes grim and heart-rending poignancy. He is a descendant of Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants who fled the Russian pogroms and came to the United States in 1905. He grew up with his maternal grandparents, immigrants from Hungary who were both deaf mutes. Although they were Jewish, his grandmother learned to read and write from nuns, but his grandfather remained illiterate, and worked as a tailor in the sweatshops of the Lower East Side all his life. That sense of almost total isolation from the world pervades Atkins’ works. His oeuvre includes depictions of people, animals, and inanimate objects, standing for humans’ never ending struggle to make sense of the world. 

Atkins is one of the top poker players in the world, but his art takes place in the solitary isolation of his studio in Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Atkins received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University, and a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, namely the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Kornblatt Gallery in Washington D.C., and Roko and Kraushaar Galleries in New York City. He lives with his family in Brooklyn.

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Jerry Atkins

Woven Stories

March 4 - March 24, 2023

Reception: Thursday, March 9, 2023, 6-8 PM

The Spinx
The Spinx

Cast bronze
40" x 10"

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Jerry Atkins’ minimalist bronze sculptures probe the depths of the human psyche. Having practiced psychiatry for many years, the artist translates his intimate knowledge of psychological conditions into works of sometimes grim and heart-rending poignancy. He is a descendant of Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants who fled the Russian pogroms and came to the United States in 1905. He grew up with his maternal grandparents, immigrants from Hungary who were both deaf mutes. Although they were Jewish, his grandmother learned to read and write from nuns, but his grandfather remained illiterate, and worked as a tailor in the sweatshops of the Lower East Side all his life. That sense of almost total isolation from the world pervades Atkins’ works. His oeuvre includes depictions of people, animals, and inanimate objects, standing for humans’ never ending struggle to make sense of the world. 

Atkins is one of the top poker players in the world, but his art takes place in the solitary isolation of his studio in Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Atkins received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University, and a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, namely the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Kornblatt Gallery in Washington D.C., and Roko and Kraushaar Galleries in New York City. He lives with his family in Brooklyn.

The Spinx
The Spinx
Basic Human
Basic Human
Two Creatures
Two Creatures
Red Man
Red Man
Wheelchair
Wheelchair
Old Age
Old Age
Untitled
Untitled
Self Portrait In Cage
Self Portrait In Cage
Red Cat 1
Red Cat 1
My Buddha
My Buddha
Helpless
Helpless
Lost Cause
Lost Cause
Boatswain, epitaph for a dog
Boatswain, epitaph for a dog
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Woven Stories | March 4 - March 24, 2023

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas