A sculptor and a filmmaker

AN EXHIBITION of Jerry Barrish’s sculptures of musicians created from found materials, “rhythm spirit motion,” opens today at the Lush Life Gallery in the Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center at 1320 Fillmore Street. The exhibition opens with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. and continues through September 30.

Art historian Peter Selz writes of Barrish: “He haunts all the junkyards, the beaches, the streets, dumps, auto graveyards and recycling centers and collects the debris that suits his fancy. Then the fabulist makes it into figurative sculptures that tell their own tales.”

Barrish is also a bail bondsman and a filmmaker. The characters in his newest film, “Sanctity of Marriage,” consist entirely of his own sculptures.