I’ve just completed two new sculptures that I’m really excited about. They are both custom created pallets along the same lines as my recent piece, Escape. The first is titled Fly and is made from steam-bent white oak and walnut woods. The top half has separated from the bottom half and now appears to be flying away. The second is titled Stand and is made from steam-bent red oak wood. It depicts a pallet that has managed to stand up and is using it’s leg to remain upright.
I am participating in the upcoming exhibition, Handcrafted at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount, NC. The juror, Anthony Ulinski has chosen a variety of work in the media areas of ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood. The show opens on February 1 and closes May 18, with an artist reception and award presentation on Sunday, February 2nd from 2-4pm. Please check it out.
Brent Skidmore and I are participating artists in the group exhibition, Craft Hilton Head hosted by the Art League of Hilton Head, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 5th from 5-7pm. Artist awards will also be announced that evening by juror, Judy Chisolm. The exhibition runs from December 5-January 4, 2014. For more information, click HERE.
I am participating in two group exhibitions that will run through October 4th. The first is the Jax Juried Exhibition at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd, VA. I won Second Place with my steam-bent sculpture, Shoveled. For more information about Jax, click HERE. The other show is the Annual Faculty Exhibition at UNCA. For more information about this show click, HERE. To view images of the brand new sculpture, click HERE.
I have been in Aarhus, Denmark for the past 2 weeks recreating my piece Rooted for the exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea. The official opening is Saturday, June 1st and will run through the end of the month. For more information about Sculpture by the Sea and a list of the participating artists, click HERE. For more information about Godsbanen Cultural Center, click HERE. Please check back for images of my sculpture, catalogue images, news, etc.
I have officially accepted a full-time, tenure track position in the sculpture department at the University of North Carolina starting in the Fall. Laura, Maggie and I will be relocating to Asheville, NC this summer. To visit the UNCA Department of Art website, click HERE.
For the last 2 years my sculpture Rooted has lived in the sculpture garden at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. I recently deinstalled it, but it will live on in Denmark next summer. I have been invited to recreate the piece for Sculpture by the Sea – Aarhus. Please check back next year for details. For more information about Sculpture by the Sea, click HERE
After deinstalling Rooted, the curator at Pratt invited me to set up my piece Ascent, which was originally installed at a private residence in Charleston, SC. It will be on view in Pratt’s sculpture garden until the fall of 2013. If you are in the area please check it out. To view the sculpture, click HERE. For more information about Pratt’s Sculpture Park, click HERE
I just uploaded images of some new sculptures to my website. A Hard Day’s Work is definitely a departure from my usual work, but I’ve really been enjoying the materials/processes and I think the results are very engaging. If you’re reading this and have a few moments, let me know what you think. To view the work, click HERE.