D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts Exhibits
Delineated Static Sculpture
April 3rd, 2008 through May 2nd, 2010
Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Gerola studied physics at The University of Dayton, Ohio. Initially a painter, Gerola began to incorporate his engineering background into his art work in 1980 by completing a monumental water fountain which was computer controlled with laser beams and jets of flaming gas. Then he turned to sculpture. He created two 25-foot mobiles that were the centerpieces of the Washington, D.C., and New York International Art Expos.
Gerola's Water Street Sculpture Garden, in Milford, Pennsylvania, was the next chapter in his artistic career. This indoor and outdoor gallery was a showplace of modern paintings, steel sculpture, and water systems. The Garden remained open for fourteen years.
In 2006, Gerola returned to Rhode Island, where he is fabricating both intimate and monumental kinetic wind sculptures. His dream is to chase the wind, probe the laws of gravity, and use this knowledge to impact the world of sculpture.