Photo 1: Figurative Sculpture- This sculpture is by Emily Schmeichel and the title of the work is “Truncanted Words”. This sculpture uses real objects as means of representation. In the case of Schmeichel’s work she uses two women whom are in sync as they make various poses. It’s almost as if they are mirror images of one another and the meaning behind the work comes from this idea of being in sync with someone without using words to define their bond to one another. The piece represents the visible world and creates a harmonious feel when you look at the two women moving together. This piece was made in the 2015/2016 span.
Photo 2: Sculpture using Primarily Point, Line and Plane- This sculpture is by Chelsea Leung and is entitled “Coded Dimensions”, the materials used for this piece include plexi glass and fishing lines. The dimensions of the piece are 44″x44″ and this was made in 2016. The overall look of this piece is extremely mesmerising at first glance. The matriculate placement of the fishing lines creates a pattern inside of the piece that leaves the viewers eyes in constant movement. This 3-d sculpture stays in constant motion as you move around it, the piece never alters and contains this constant rhythm throughout the whole piece.
Photo 3: Sculpture Using Primarily Rhtym and Balance- This piece was crafted by Kira Oglesby and it is a laser cut cardboard cut out. Each individual layer of cardboard has a detailed laser cut pattern going across and covers the entire piece. The dimensions of the piece are approximately 6.5′ in diameter and the title of the work is “Losing Face”. When I asked the artist what the meaning behind the name was, she had said that the constant flow of the pattern that wraps around the work is meant to give it greater depth. Rather than looking at it and immediately being able to describe it, Oglesby wanted it to have a face that can be lost after looking at it once, therefore causing the viewer to have to return to the piece and examine it again and again. This was quite interesting and did hold true when I looked at the piece. The overall rhythm and balance in the piece keeps the viewer in a constant loop that entraps the essence of repetition.
Photo 4: Sculpture Using Primarily Volume- This piece is by Erin Blackwell and is an assembling of wood scraps, clay and ceramic coils. The overall volume of this piece is created by the negative space. The empty holes in-between the twists and curves gives this piece a great deal of volume. The piece almost seems to be wrapped around this invisible space which add a great deal of depth to the sculpture. This piece was created in 2016.
Photo 5: Sculpture Using Primarily Scale Change- This piece was created by Zach Zmirak and it is entitled “Bricks, Glass, Ratchetstrap” it is 11’x4′ and was made during the span of 2105 and 2016. The piece uses scale change in the sense of the wrapped up brick that you see. Some of the bricks were stacked and glued together in a sense that gives the viewer the illusion of scale change. They go from small to big and are even placed on the side to make some of the bricks look smaller than others.
Photo 6: An Example of Modular Design- This sculpture was created by Steve Shaetter and is titled “Aftermarket” this is one sculpture out of many of the same design. They are made out of ceramic and wood printing. This scultpture fits under the modular category because there are multiple creations of this one sculpture in all different sizes. This was the largest one at the show and the others are half of its size and some are even smaller in design.
Photo 7: Sculpture Using Space- This sculpture is by Rine Evans and she uses yarn, string and copper in this piece. This particular sculpture uses space as a means to create a sort of hanging effect. This piece uses both negative and positive space through the gaps betwwen each string and the hanging of the copper pieces at the bottom of the sculpture. The work is unique in the sense that it feels like this large fishing net and when you stare at it long enough you get the feeling of being entrapped in this net like structure.
Photo 8: Sculpture Creating Movement- This is by Danielle Heyder and is entitled “Domestic Adjustments” and the materials used were bags, yarn, sound, and performers. This piece creates movement as the performers ruffle around inside of the yarn bag in syncronization with the sounds that are playing. The overall piece at first glance seems somewhat strange and you are unaware that there are actually people inside. Its a truly beautiful piece and it balances with the sound that is played perfectly. The overall movement involved in the sculpture adds more depth to the piece as a whole.
Photo 9: Sculpture Using Primarily Color- This work by Nicholas Gelo is entitled “Nick Carey” and it is a laser engravement on wood. This piece can be classified as a sculpture using color becasue the entire image has been made blue. The overall look of the piece is this large blue image of a man and gives of the feel of placement. The color blue is usually symbolic of dreariness or sadness and in this image all though the bottle is covering most of his face the viewer gets this sense of sadness from the eyes of the man in the image.
Photo 10: Sculpture Using Primarily Texture- This piece by Ashley Franken was done on Large Plywood and is entitled “Shimmer Glass” and was made in 2016. When you look at this piece you get the feel of the actual texture of the glass. You cannot touch any of the pieces at the gallery but i’m sure that if you could touch this work you could actually get that glassy texture that is being shown by the artist. The texture is what brings this piece together and is truly magnificient.
Photo 11: Sculpture Using Pattern- This piece is by Greyson Brewer and the medium used for this piece is cardboard. This piece uses this puzzle like pattern that creates a unique abstract piece. The constatn use of 4-5 different cardboard designs gives a certain rhythm and balance to the work as well. The piece, when I asked the artist, has no definitive meaning it is simply a “representation of his inner mind”.
Photo 12: Sculpture Using Primarily Mixed Media- This is another piece by Zach Zmirak and is entitled “Butter, Teeter Totter, Pipe” and was made in 2016. The materials used in this piece are as the title states and uses various elements of mixed media. The surprising aspect to this when I had asked the artist, was that this sculpture actually balances it does not shift or alter to one side over the other. When you see it there is a balance between the two materials that he uses and harmonizes the piece as a whole.
Photo 13: Sculpture Primarily Conceptual- This is a fabric sculpture made by Danielle Heyder and it is a bra made with other bras. The focus here is the bra that the model is wearing, Heyder has used other bras to create this beautiful and elegant embroidery on the front of the bra. This design is conceptual because of the message that Heyder is trying to convey; this idea that you can create amazing designs by reusing or incorporating materials that may already have a purpose. A bra is something that many women wear, but Heyder uses it as not only a piece of clothing but as a fabric material as well.
Photo 14: Sculpture Using Time and Motion- This piece is by Zach Zmirak and is entitled “Bricks, Chair, Clay, Wood” and just as the title implies these are the materials that he has used for this particular sculpture. The bricks at the end of the wood continuously go up and down on this balancing bar type structure.The slow movement of the bricks and the wood together are representive of time in this piece, whereas the the moving of the bricks can represent the motion of the sculpture. As a whole the work of Zmirak is phenominal and he brings forth everyday materials and turns them into exceptional sculptures.