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In-Transit at the WKMA

July 23rd, 2016

I just finished installing my sculpture for Out in the Open at the William King Museum of Art. I am one of three artists chosen by juror, Lauren Ross, curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU. My sculpture is titled In-Transit and consists of a steel and vinyl structure designed to fit around a mature, preexisting tree. It is intended to appear as though the tree has only been temporarily planted on the WKMA grounds, highlighting the absurdity of mobility. The other two artists in the exhibition are Charlie Brouwer and Marc Maiorana and the sculptures will be on view through July, 2018 with an opening reception on August 4th, 2016. If you’re in the area, please check them out.

Ascent at Penland

April 26th, 2016

This past weekend I finished installing a new piece at Penland School of Crafts in their newly renovated Gallery and Visitors Center. The piece is titled and consists of seven juniper trees spiraling out from a central point within the garden courtyard. Vinyl mesh cones were fabricated in order to hold and embrace each growing tree, eventually suspending them above the ground. This material was graciously donated by Sailrite. Rather than seven separate entities, Ascent II is to be viewed as a transition in the life of one juniper tree; grounded, gradually uprooted and then existing in a higher spiritual realm. The piece will be on view through June 26th, 2016 with an opening reception on June 4th from 4:30-6:30pm. If you’re in the area, please check it out. To view images of the piece, click HERE.

VSC 2015

December 21st, 2015

I just returned from the Vermont Studio Center where I had a 2-week residency. During my stay I made several small sculptures in a wide variety of media, including fabric, bronze, glass and clay. To view the work I created click on the following links: DBS, ITE, WMCP, WMOM, LZ and S. To view my space during the Open Studio Tour, click HERE.

JAX and Material World

July 27th, 2015

I just got back from Floyd, VA where I dropped off my work at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts for the upcoming exhibition, 2015 Jax Juried Art Exhibit. The show is juried by Gina Cavallo Collins, the Exhibitions Coordinator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and runs July 31 – September 26, 2015. Laura, Maggie and I will be attending the opening reception on Saturday, August 8th from 5-7pm, so I hope to see you there.

I would also like to remind you that I have work in the exhibition, Material World at the Indianapolis Art Center for one more week. The show opened on June 12 and will close August 2, so if you’re in the area, check it out!

Material World

July 1st, 2015

I’m participating in an exhibition entitled, Material World at the Indianapolis Art Center. The show opened on June 12 and runs through August 2. “10 artists from across the country are curated by the Art Center’s exhibits department for this group show. From a video artist using found YouTube clips as his medium of choice to sculptures made from repurposed dryer lint, this exhibit presents a fresh look into how artists are pushing the boundaries of materials in today’s world. Participating artists include Barbara Kendrick, Jim Arendt, Aaron Nemec, Millee Tibbs, Suzanne Proulx, Jackson Martin, Allan Rosenbaum, Erin Elizabeth, Jessica O’Hearn and Laura Moore.” To view some of the work in the show, follow this link.

ArtFields

April 22nd, 2015

I just finished installing my piece, Seep II in the Crossroads Gallery for ArtFields 2015 in Lake City, SC. The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, April 24th and voting ends Saturday evening, May 2nd. Click HERE to view images of the installation. And if you want to vote for me, my ID# is 199975. Thanks for your support!

Three Makers

February 25th, 2015

I’m exhibiting some new work in a three-person exhibition here at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The show is titled, Three Makers and includes the work of Stacey Lee Webber and fellow Rinehart graduate, Sebastian Martorana. Our work will be in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall from March 5-24, 2015. The opening reception is Thursday, March 5 from 6-8pm. In addition, Sebastian is giving an Artist Talk in the Humanities Lecture Hall directly before the opening at 5pm. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more info click HERE and HERE. Hope to see y’all at these events.

Positive Negative at ETSU

February 20th, 2015

I’m excited to announce that my work has been curated into the 30th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. The show opened on February 9th and runs through March 6th in the Slocumb Galleries at ETSU. The juror, Mika Yoshitake, Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden will give a lecture and present awards on Monday, March 2nd from 5-7pm. For more info click HERE.

BNA until March 1st

December 12th, 2014

My suits have been professionally installed at the Nashville International Airport and will be on view until March 1st. They are in the Art Case, A/B Meeter Greeter Lounge, which is before the security checkpoint, meaning anyone can check them out. Click HERE to see images of the show. And click HERE to learn more about the Arts at the Airport program.

Fine Contemporary Craft

December 6th, 2014

I am participating in a group exhibition entitled, Fine Contemporary Craft of the Southeast at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. The exhibition was juried by Stefanie Gerber Darr and includes work from artists and craftspeople that are either from or live and work in the Southeast United States. The show opened last night and will run through January 17, 2015. Please check it out if you’re in the Raleigh area. Click HERE for more information.