I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to be a visiting artist next week at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville GA, where we will be completing their first aluminum furnace! Fellow WVU graduate student and alum Matt Forrest is now faculty at GCSU, and I look forward to meeting the rest of the faculty and students and sharing what we’ve been up to at Fairmont State University.
O-6 was recently accepted to the Marshall University: School of Art & Design 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition titled “Give Me Some Space!”. This year’s exhibition was juried by Alison Helm, chair/coordinator of the WVU Visual Arts Department, and it sounds like a great show. If you are in the area, the exhibition opens January 16th at the Marshall VAC and runs through February 10th.
I am excited to have weighting accepted to the Western Cast Iron Conference show Concept to Completion in Scottsdale Arizona. The show had over 110 entries and was juried by Mary Bates Neubauer and Wendy Raisanen. This exhibition will take place during the 2016 5th Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Conference and will be on display in Scottsdale, Arizona in The Gallery@ the Civic Center Library. The show runs October 3rd-December 31, 2016.
A big thanks to Judy Barie and her staff for assisting me in installing work in the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden, at the Chautauqua Institution. RDML and Towitzer will be included in their exhibition, and will be up all summer along with multiple shows in their indoor galleries.
A great cross-section of new work by the FSU Intro to Sculpture crew, especially considering I didn’t give them much time to get patterns made and molds packed up this fall. Another big thanks to the Shepherd U sculpture department for having us down to pour and the folks at Quikrete for generously supplying us with a great sand for molds-
I recently had the opportunity to work on a large scale in the realm of Iron casting when I participated in the 2015 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL. It was a fantastic opportunity to make new work, and engage with some of the top artists, faculty, and foundrymen/women in the world who are working in iron. Some images and video of the happenings from the week are below. A huge thanks to all of my large mold workshop mates and the Sloss crew for helping me get a successful casting that approached 375lbs and was really clean.
“seized” and “imbalance” are making the long trip south to Corpus Christi for the Dimension XLII exhibition this winter. I think I’d like to winter on the Gulf as well. If you are in that neighborhood, go check it out.