The heart is not a metaphor is the first large scale survey of robert gobers career to take place in the united states gober american b 1954 rose to prominence in the mid 1980s and was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant artists of his generation. Sculptor and installation artist robert gober is a master of making the familiar seem strange his works have psychological weight and are rife with possible meanings and references exploring themes of family religion sexuality alienation and memory. Robert gober robert gobers meticulous sculptures explore sexuality relationships nature politics and religion his work is often based on memories from his childhood or on familiar subject matter from around his home or studio. Robert gober born september 12 1954 wallingford connecticut us american sculptor and installation artist known for his eerie and evocative reconsiderations of everyday objects his common motifs include the human body and domestic objects with which he examined often with humour such notions as religion sexuality childhood and change
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