The works of the late sculptor Michael Malpass have been exhibited all over the world, but area residents won't have to go far to see them this weekend.
Cathleen Malpass, who lives on Parker Ave., is hosting a retrospective of the work of her
late husband, with their son Timothy.
Malpass said that the retrospective - which will be held Saturday from 12 to 6 and is free to the public - has been years in the making.
"He died 22 years ago, and I always prepared and marketed his work, but at the time my kids were young, I still promoted his work, but I was working as well. About four years ago I sold some sculpture and I said 'this is the time.' So I quit my job and built a studio in the backyard for his work."
Beyond building the studio, Malpass has been working with her son to restore some of it, as much of it had been stored under tarps in a garage and had been rusting.
As most of the pieces are made from recycled metal, restoring them was not easy, and involved a lot of sandblasting. Malpass is known for his metal spheres and his "chicken man" series, which Malpass described as "small whimsical, kinds of sculpture."
The retrospective will be held from noon to 6 p.m at 593 Parker Avenue in Brick on Saturday. All are welcome.