States of Matter, my 4th solo show with Galleri Urbane in Dallas is open until the end of December, and features new work and new series. Here are a few overall shots of the show.
Drain magazine's latest edition includes an interview conducted by art historian Dr. Astarte Rowe, who also curated an exhibit I participated in last year in Toronto.
Dr. Rowe asked some good questions about my work and process, though I must admit I needed to re-read several of them before answering due to my inferior vocabulary... "chthonic" anyone?
I like that she compares my pencil Implements sculpture to a microscopic amoeba, Mediolus corona...
I recently returned from a marble carving symposium in the mountains of Colorado-- a town named Marble, Colorado in fact! It is so wonderful to be able to create sculpture in such an inspirationally beautiful landscape, and gratifying to be able to turn a piece of stone into something resembling a sculpture in just one week. Here are some photos of the pieces in progress, soon they will be shipped to my studio for finishing and then to Galleri Urbane in Dallas for my solo show in October.
These pieces, once finished, will be a part of the Immutable Ice series: pieces inspired by melting glacial ice forms, now made permanent in stone.
I've recently received photos of two pieces that have found homes in Europe, and I love seeing how the work has been displayed.
Wave is looking striking against a concrete wall in Switzerland:
And a carved book has been beautifully displayed by a collector in Belgium:
Thanks to both collectors for allowing me to share these photos!
In 2016 I created a commissioned piece for The Macallan scotch distillery in Scotland. They sent me one of their oak casks, and I turned it into this outdoor sculpture for the distillery grounds. The beautiful thing about the cask staves was their coloration: beautiful oak wood, charred to black on the inside (the charring imparts extra flavor to the scotch as it ages). I tried to highlight the beauty and history of the wood, featuring the idea of the inside and outside of the barrel. The piece is 7 feet tall.
Matters at Hand, a show at Heather Gaudio Fine Art in New Canaan, Connecticut opened last week, and I'm very proud to be a part of it. Each of the artists involved created works of great detail, beauty, and sensitivity to materials-- my work felt right at home.
This fall I will be working hard to prepare work for Adah Rose Gallery's booth at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami Beach. The fair has just announced their chosen exhibitors and we are excited to be showing alongside an amazing selection of galleries and artists- check out the full list here.
This will be a solo booth for me, and I am incredibly honored by the opportunity Adah Rose is giving me. We have been showing together for 5 years and this is the 5th year in a row she has presented my work in Miami!
It's a little meta, but I liked this moment of my latest art opening.
I was at Walker Fine Art in Denver last week installing this new piece from my Cerebral Mapping series. It is tall-- 11 feet tall-- and the first piece from the series with a vertical orientation. It looks great in the beautiful gallery.
August 26th-October 22nd, 2016
Florida CraftArts Gallery
Opening Reception, Friday, Aug 26th
Curated by Jorge Vidal
Since our beginnings, wood and fiber have fueled our development by fillingbasic needs. With these needs met, artists look for new ways to manipulate materials. There is artistry in problem solving!
In “Mind Over Matter”, these materials and methods are advanced in unexpected ways by artists Dona Anderson, Emily Barletta, Erik and Martin Demaine, Jessica Drenk, Lisa Kokin, Christopher Kurtz, Polly Adams Sutton.