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The Ascent of Icarus

For a limited time only, The Ascent of Icarus, the newest work by artist Philip Hitchcock, at the artist's studio located at 2304 Cherokee Street in St. Louis, MO. Icarus will be on view starting Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 7PM. After that, the sculpture may be viewed by appointment from noon to 4PM, Thursday through Sunday. It will eventually ship to Seattle, Washington, where it will be the namesake centerpiece for Seattle's newest nightspot. Several other pieces of Hitchcock's work will also be on view. Copies of Dark Impressions, The Art of Philip Hitchcock., will also be on hand.


Of Myth and Mortals

The Erotic Sculpture of Philip Hitchcock Featured in the Guest Artist Gallery Of Chicago Leather Archives and Museum

January 27, - June 9, 2012


Friday, January 27,
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Challenging. Alluring. Rock Hard. The life-size male erotic figures of Philip Hitchcock merge fantasy and reality to create powerful sculptural forms, evoking themes of heroism and human frailty. Focusing on ancient mythology from different cultures, Hitchcock creates contemporary representations of iconic deities whose grandeur is humanized by their corporeal sensuality. The hyper-realistic forms, which are created from multiple castings of live models, are layered and embellished with accoutrements. The work is a metaphor for the human condition one decade into the 21st century: It presents a core of realism surrounded by the more unnerving images we wish the world to notice and judge. Of this body of work Dr. William Whittington, Assistant Chair of Critical Studies at University of Southern California writes: "(Hitchcock's) aesthetic presents idealized castings of the human figure, which are powerful enough alone, yet he retrofits these bodies, infusing them with technology, eroticism, and discourses on pain and pleasure. At the site of this fusion, the heroic figure transforms, activating new interpretations."

Nearly a dozen of Hitchcock sculptures are on view at Chicago's Leather Archives and Museum (LA&M) from January 27, through June 30, 2012. Also on view are ten limited edition photographs of select works by Hitchcock, plates taken from his book, Dark Impressions, The Art of Philip Hitchcock. The artist is on hand to sign copies of his book at a free public reception at The Leather Archives and Museum on Friday, January 27, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Leather Archives and Museum is located at 6418 North Greenview Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. For additional information call 773-761-9200.

Of Myth and Mortal focuses on legendary myths borrowed from Greek, Celtic, Egyptian and Christian mythologies. Among the statues on view are Cernunnos, the horned Celtic god of fertility, Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, Prometheus, the Greek god of fire, Thor the Norse god of thunder, The Black Knight from medieval lore, and Jesus, central figure of Christianity. A selection of torsos, reminiscent of classical ruins, are also on view. The pieces created with concrete, steel, and fiberglass, start with multiple cast impressions from live models.

Of Myth and Mortal also showcases limited edition prints, signed by the artist, many of which are featured in his book Dark Impressions, The Art of Philip Hitchcock.. The images are signed and numbered archival digital prints at 16 x 20" which are framed to 22 x 28."

The exhibition continues at The Chicago Leather Archives through June 9, 2012. SEE EXHIBIT PREVIEW HERE.

exposure gallery to host Permanent Impression

Sculpture by Philip Hitchcock
Saturday, April 11, 2009 6-8 pm

Philip Hitchcock has challenged people with his art for over 20 years. In his first show in Palm Springs since 2001, Hitchcock returns with more than a dozen new works as well as a LIVE MODEL DEMONSTRATION of his process at the opening reception on Saturday, April 11, 2009! The work remains on view through May 4, 2009.

Sharing the spotlight are artists Tom Bianchi and David Shipley. Bianchi's photographic series Men in Blue Water is featured along with Shipley's large format paintings. All three artists will attend the opening.

In conjunction with the exhibit is a LIFECASTING WORKSHOP offered by Hitchcock on Monday, April 13, 2009 from noon to 5 pm. The workshop takes place at the gallery. The cost for the workshop is $295. per person or $500. per couple and includes all materials and a light lunch. To register contact Rich Young at (760) 327-6806 or rich@exposureps.com

Resilience: The Sculpture of Philip Hitchcock

Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) to host
Resilience: The Sculpture of Philip Hitchcock

Exhibit to feature Christ Embracing the Cross,
a new statue by artist Philip Hitchcock

See a Virtual Tour of the Exhibit

January 4, 2008
- Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) will host Resilience: The Sculpture of Philip Hitchcock. The exhibition opens January 4, 2008 and continues through February 15, 2008 with a public reception for the artist Friday, January 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

On view will be fifteen pieces of Hitchcock's work including the centerpiece of the exhibit, Christ Embracing the Cross, a lifesize statue of Christ commissioned by University President Lawrence H. Biondi, S.J. on behalf of Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

The nude statue of Christ depicts the moment of choice when Christ not only accepts, but actively chooses his destiny. It is at once a depiction of profound resignation and one of total free will.

Also on view will be Hitchcock's Creation of Adam, a sculpture that provoked controversy in 2006 when Hitchcock removed the piece from Foundry Art Center after learning that officials there were censoring the piece.

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is located at 3663 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. Museum hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. For more information call (314) 977-2666. http://www.slu.edu/x20069.xml

Hero. God. Mortal.

Sculpture inspired by iconic art and classic myth
by Philip Hitchcock

Grand opening reception
Saturday April 21, 2007
7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

APRIL 21, 2007, St. Louis, MO- Cherokee Street's premiere art space, phd, hosts the work of artist Philip Hitchcock for its grand opening gala on Saturday, April 21, 2007, with a reception starting at 7:00p.m. Hero. God. Mortal: sculpture inspired by iconic art and myth features the latest creations from recently returned Los Angeles artist, Philip Hitchcock. The works on view include 12 new, life-size figures inspired by heroic figures from art, history, and mythology, including Thor, God of Thunder, Anubis, Egyptian God of the Dead, Nefertiti, Royal Consort to Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, Prometheus, and Medusa.

Download the color catalog for this exhibit

Heroes, Gods, Mortals - Warriors All
This new phase of sculptures by artist Philip Hitchcock presents the human form, armored, idealized and poised for battle in a re-imagined landscape of postmodern mythology, which collapses influences from Greek, Nordic, Medieval and Egyptian traditions. Each sculpture in this collection seems to demand a retelling of classical mythology from Thor--The God of Thunder to Prometheus--the savior of mankind and bringer of fire, while encouraging us to ask: What adventures lie ahead for these new heroes? What enemies will they confront? And, what sacrifices will they be required to make in a time of need?

Hitchcock's work presents a renewed sense of urgency to reexamine the heroic in a modern context. His aesthetic presents idealized castings of the human figure, which are powerful enough alone, yet he retrofits these bodies, infusing them with technology, eroticism, and discourses on pain and pleasure. At the site of this fusion, the heroic figure transforms, activating new interpretations. In Thus Spake Zarathusra, Nietzsche wrote, "Dead are all the Gods." But clearly, Philip Hitchcock's work seeks to resurrect these spirits for battle in the modern world.

I strongly suspect that these sculptures will inspire a new generation of artists and art lovers to seek out the heroic stories of the past, which are replete with powerful Gods, fearless heroes, epic battles, and endless struggles that still resonate today.

William Whittington, Ph.D.
Assistant Chair of Critical Studies
University of Southern California

art. ambience.

A new art space will be opening soon on trendy Cherokee Street in St. Louis, MO. phd plans to open its doors early in the Spring of 2007 and boasts three storefronts in the heart of Antique Row each with 12 foot ceilings, clean white walls, and a combined exhibition space of nearly 2000 square feet. In the works for the debut season of phd are solo and group exhibitions including a show of new sculpture by artist Philip Hitchcock. phd also plans to offer its venue to groups and individuals who want an edgier, more creative environment in which to host their events and parties. Stay tuned for more information...

Visit phd at phdstl.com

Twelve Years of OVATIONS!!!

Another awards season has come for L.A. Stage Alliance, the Los Angeles based theatre group who bestows the OVATION Award upon talented and deserving members of L.A.'s stage community. Creating the awards for L.A. Stage is artist Philip Hitchcock who has been casting and polishing the aqua blue statuettes since the award's inception. Hitchcock designed the award based on a graphic by Chris Komuro and has been making OVATION Awards for the last 12 years.

Hitchcock, who makes custom awards for numerous organizations, is also making statuettes for the Association of Lifecasters International (ALI) who rewards their designates later this Fall.

See photos of 2006 OVATION AWARD winners!


Hitchcock Pulls Statue from Foundry, Citing Censorship
Exhibit relocated to ArtDimensions CentreGallery

After less than two weeks at The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, artist Philip Hitchcock removed "The Creation of Adam" due to repeated attempts to cover the statues nudity. "On at least two occasions the loins were draped with a tablecloth and on one occasion someone actually placed a Fig leaf, or some kind of dried foliage on the genitals of the statue," said Hitchcock. Eventually a twelve foot wall was placed in front of the sculpture. Hitchcock has removed the sculpture from the Foundry Art Centre and withdrawn his support from the Saint Charles Spring ArtWalk.



Those interested in viewing "The Creation of Adam" will have 10 days to do so. The sculpture will be on view at ArtDimensions CentreGallery at The Saint Louis Center. ArtDimensions CentreGallery will host Hitchcock's work from April 26 through May 6, 2006. The work will be on view Wednesday through Saturday from Noon until 4:00 pm. Also on view during this limited viewing are several other sculptures by the internationally renowned artist. Signed copies of Hitchcock's book, "Dark Impressions," will also be available for purchase.

Meet the artist at a champagne reception on Friday May 5, 2006 at 7:00 pm

ArtDimensions CentreGallery is located in The Saint Louis Center, 3rd Floor at 7th Street and Washington. You may also enter from the 6th Street parking garage RED level and take the bridge across. For more information (314) 497-5356

Artist Philip Hitchcock's sculpture chosen as
centerpiece for The Saint Charles Spring ArtWalk

Saint Louis, MO April 28, 29, and 30, 2006

The Foundry Art Centre at Saint Charles has chosen a sculpture by Philip Hitchcock as its centerpiece exhibit for The Saint Charles Spring ArtWalk, April 28, 29, and 30, 2006. The Creation of Adam, inspired by Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel will be on view daily at the Foundry Art Centre's main entrance for the entire month of April.

Hitchcock will demonstrate the process of casting from life at the Foundry Art Centre, during the Spring ArtWalk festivities, on Sunday, April 30, between 2:00 and 3:00 pm. Call for the Foundry Art Centre latest information: (636) 255-0270.

The Foundry Art Centre is located at 520 North Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301.

NeoClassic Exhibition at ColesLamar
Extended through March 14, 2006


As Seen on FOX 2 NEWS...

Reporter is Immortalized by Artist Philip Hitchcock

Saint Louis, MO January 24, 2006

On Tuesday, January 24, 2006, the lifecast portrait bust of loose cannon, entertainment reporter TIM EZELL, created by Philip Hitchcock, is unveiled during a live remote broadcast from ColesLamar Gallery on FOX Channel 2 News. Also included in the broadcast is an interview of Hitchcock, who narrates previously taped footage of Tim Ezell getting cast. The amazing likeness of Ezell remains on view at ColesLamar gallery until March 14, 2006.


As Seen on KETC Channel 9...

Hitchcock is Featured on the Emmy Award Winning Show, "Living Saint Louis"

Saint Louis, MO January 24, 2006

Journalist Anne Marie Berger, segment producer for the Emmy Award winning show, "Living Saint Louis," shows us not only what artist Philip Hitchcock does, but how he does it. See the artist create a statue using a live model and follow him through the steps from applying the alginate to displaying the piece in his exhibition, "NeoClassic," currently held over until March 14, 2006 at ColesLamar Gallery.



Saint Louis Native, Visual Artist Philip Hitchcock
Relocates from the West Coast.

ColesLamar Design & Gallery to host sculptural exhibition:
"NeoClassic" Lifecast Sculpture by Philip Hitchcock

Saint Louis, MO January 14, 2006

More than two decades ago, artist Philip Hitchcock left Saint Louis for Los Angeles. Now, after forging a red-hot career both in television and as a gallery artist, he's moved back to the city, and his new exhibit, "NeoClassic," opens Saturday, January 14, 2005 at The Gallery at ColesLamar. The reception starts at 7:00pm. The exhibit features more than a dozen life-size sculptures created from molded impressions of live models, and will be on view through March 14. For the curious, Hitchcock promises to demonstrate his amazing technique using a live, bare fleshed model. A silent auction of one of Hitchcock's works will benefit The Victory Fund. Also on hand, will be copies of the artist's book, Dark Impressions: The Art of Philip Hitchcock    (Ellis Publications, 10/2000, $40). Beautifully photographed by the artist, it represents a range of his erotic lifecast imagery and light sculptures in nearly 100 pictures. It also features a "how to" sequence, written by Hitchcock.

When asked why the move, the artist muses, "You'll never beat the weather in L.A., but I was ready for a less aggressive lifestyle and a softer place to land. I wanted an urban environment that was culturally stimulating in a place where the people were genuine. I am overwhelmed by how friendly and warm people in Saint Louis have been. Oh yeah, What High School did you go to?"

ColesLamar Gallery is located at 4655 Maryland Place, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108 For more information call the gallery at (314) 361-6027.

Meramec College Sculpture Department to host a

by Artist Philip Hitchcock - October 24, 2005

October 24, 2005 - Observe first hand the amazing process of casting the human form as Philip Hitchcock demonstrates the technique using a live nude model on Monday, October 24, 2005, at Meramec College in St. Louis. The event takes place from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. in room HE131 and also includes a video and slide presentation by the artist.

The artist will apply alginate, a gooey, dental impression material, to his bare fleshed model to create a negative mold. Later the mold is filled with gypsum, a cement like mixture, to create the positive casting.

The event is free and open to the public. The public demonstration kicks off a week of classes led by Hitchcock wherein sculpture students will learn the basics of casting from life.

Meramec College is located at 11333 Big Bend Blvd. Saint Louis, MO

SUMMIT, N.J., February 15, 2004

See the Artistic Achievement Award

ArtMolds, a New Jersey based manufacturer of art kits and the Association of Lifecasters International, (ALI) co-sponsored the first annual Life Casting Awards for outstanding artistic achievement in the service of humanity. They jointly announced the winners of the 2005 Life Casting Awards today.

The specially commissioned Life Casting Award statue, was created for the event by internationally renowned artist and sculptor Philip Hitchcock, designer of the L.A. Ovations Award, and who recently created over 24 life castings for Fox's hit TV show "The Swan."

"This unique award was created to promote public awareness for the art of life casting, which is an ancient art form dating back 3500 years," said Ed McCormick, co-founder and Managing Director of Lifecasters International. "But we also want to emphasize the spirit of giving. The Life Casting Awards were awarded to artists who have created a meritorious life casting work which has been gifted to a member of the general public."

See the Artistic Achievement Award.



Hitchcock has been commissioned to create 18 "before" body sculptures of women chosen to undergo a "life transformation" which includes psychotherapy, physical training, and radical plastic surgery!

Watch THE SWAN, premiering on FOX TV Monday, March 29, 2004 at 9:00pm./8:00 Central.

Ellis Publications proudly announces the arrival of
The Art of Philip Hitchcock."

New from Ellis Publications is the premiere book of images from artist Philip Hitchcock. The 9" x 12" book is case bound and contains 80 pages of full color photographs which deliciously detail Hitchcock's amazing sculptures. Included in the book are the best of his fantasy, erotic, and classical images, as well as several of his illuminated sculptures. The book also includes a section written by the artist describing the fascinating process of casting a live model - complete with step-by-step photographs.

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