I am extremely excited and honored to announce that I was named one of the finalists for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The competition is hosted by Society 1858, a membership organization affiliated with the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. A panel of artists, art advocates and museum professionals reviewed over 250 applications and narrowed it down to these seven artists: Jim Arendt, Sonya Clark, Andre Leon Gray, Jackson Martin, Jason Mitcham, Damian Stamer and Stacy Lynn Waddell. The winner will be announced during an event at the Gibbes Museum on September 18, 2014. Hope to see you there!
I just finished installing my solo exhibition, Seep in The Cube gallery at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. The show runs from June 26 through August 15 with a First Friday Reception on July 11th and an Artist Talk at 8pm on August 1st. If you’re in the Raleigh area in the next two months, please check it out. Click HERE to view the work in the show. Click HERE to view the show card.
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 been leaned against a wall and is now attempting to stand up.
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