I’m about to board my plane back to the US and conclude my stay here in South Korea. For the past 10 days I have lived and worked with 25 Korean, Japanese, Swedish and Austrian artists in a residency-type environment. Each artist was expected to choose an area on Jarasum Island (Gapyeong County, NE of Seoul) and create a sculptural installation that responded to that site using predominantly natural materials. My installation is titled Moving Mountains and references one of South Korea’s most impressive aspects – their mountains! The opening reception included traditional Korean dancers, parade through the city and ceremonies honoring the spirits of agriculture. It was amazingly beautiful and I am proud to have been a participant. For more information about the Baggat Art Organization, click HERE.
I’ve been invited to South Korea for the 2012 Jara Island International Baggat Art Exhibition . Now in its 31st year, this exhibition is held outdoors on Jarasum Island in February. Each participating artist creates a sculptural installation that responds to the environment using predominantly natural materials. To view the website with images from previous years, click HERE.
The 26th Annual Tallahassee International opens next week at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts. My work, Collapse (Until Death Do Us Part) and Collapse (All-Purpose) were chosen to be part of the exhibition. The exhibition runs from August 29th through October 2nd with an opening reception on Friday, September 2nd from 5-8pm. If you are in the area, please check it out. To view the exhibition catalog click HERE (this is a large file, so please be patient).
The 22nd Annual Juried Show opened last week at Viridian Artists in NYC. My work, Collapse (Until Death Do Us Part) was chosen to be in the exhibition. Curated by Elisabeth Sussman of the Whitney Museum, the show will be on view until July 16th. If you are in the area, please check it out. To view the official press release click HERE.
I just returned from a residency at the Vermont Studio Center where, among other things, I was working on an installation for Salem Art Works in Salem, NY. The exhibition opened on June 4th and runs through the end of the month. If you find yourself in upstate NY in the next few weeks, please check it out. You can also view images of the work HERE.
Laura, Maggie and I are in Charleston, SC right now visiting family. We are planning to move here after Laura graduates at the end of the year. I’ve already started working for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art as their Visual Arts Preparator. I’m also going to be teaching classes at Redux Contemporary Art Center.
Paper Forest just opened at the William King Museum in Abingdon, VA. This is the third collaborative installation between myself and Travis Graves. The exhibition will run through September 25th of this year, so if you are in the area, please drop by and experience it in person. To view images of the installation and the gallery guide, click HERE.
I will be participating in an exhibition entitled, Manufactured Organic at Root Division in San Francisco, CA. The show runs from March 9-26 with an opening reception on March 12 from 7-10pm. If you’re in the bay area, please stop by and check it out. For more information, click HERE
The exhibition on Governor’s Island just ended and I de-installed my sculpture, “Rooted”. The curator from Pratt Institute Sculpture Park invited me to re-install it on their Brooklyn campus. It will now be on view at Pratt for 1-2 years, so if you are in the area, please check it out. Pratt’s Sculpture Park was recognized as one of the 10 best college and university art collections in the country. With sculptural neighbors like Mark di Suvero and Donald Lipski, I am certainly in good company. To view my sculpture, click HERE. For more information about Pratt’s Sculpture Park, click HERE