Christopher Cairns - Closing Time

“Closing Time,” a selection of sculptures by Christopher Cairns, will be featured in the Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery April 1-May 1.

“Closing Time,” a selection of sculptures by Christopher Cairns, will be featured in the Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery April 1-May 1. Cairns, a professor of fine arts at Haverford, is retiring from teaching after 35 years.

The exhibit, which spans Cairns’ extensive career, includes large plaster pieces such as “Spring,” “Synagogue as AIDS Memorial,” “Fall (The Mound),” “Fall (The Wall),” “The Angry Gardener,” “Evidence,” and “Vietnam, Vietnam;” large bronzes such as “Lazarus Rising;” and an array of smaller bronze works.

A native of Wilmington, Del., Cairns received his M.F.A. in sculpture from Tulane University in New Orleans. He has previously taught at the New York Studio School and Parsons School of Design. His work has been displayed in local venues such as Philadelphia’s More Gallery and Ericson Gallery, Doylestown’s Michener Museum, Chestnut Hill’s Morris Arboretum, and the Tower Hill School in Wilmington; at the 4 x 10 Gallery and Leslie Cecil Gallery in New York City, the Weatherspoon Gallery at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, the Joseloff Gallery in Hartford, Conn., and the Wit Gallery in Lenox, Mass.; and internationally at the Stadtsparkasse Munchen in Munich, Germany and the Maison d’Olive in Paris, France. He last exhibited at the Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery in spring 2002.

Located in Whitehead Campus Center, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from noon to 5 p.m. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 1, from 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery. For more information, call (610) 896-1287.