Emerging Artists Exhibition 2008

Each of the featured sculptors in this exibition credits a different inspiration
(architecture, erosion, tribal culture, the natural world), and the resulting sculptures speak in different tongues.

However, while the broad range of techniques available would naturally suggest a wide array of forms, the basic techniques are shared, reductive processes; hence the title: Exposure. Each of the works begins as a blown shape – then, through sandblasting or carving, the sculptor subtracts and hones, refining the finished work by exposing layers underneath – or in some cases, eliminating them altogether.

Embellishment thru reduction-it’s a very painterly approach, and one we think is going to gain in importance in the coming years.

We’re very excited to present these 5 artists; while each has achieved some level of success,
they have not yet attained the level of recognition we feel they deserve. We think each is a solid talent –
and we invite you to join us discovering what they have to say.

Artists include: Alex Fekete, Eoin Breadon, Sean O'Neill, Slate Grove and Devin Burgess.

Special Collectors Reception:
Saturday, February 9, 2008
1 - 4 p.m.

Meet the Artist
Eoin Breadon / Talk @ 2 p.m.

Eion plays on his Celtic roots, producing fanciful “artifacts”. Like the others, he uses incising and grinding to mimic/render images representing both carving and painting on the original object. MORE on Eoin Breadon

Exhibit runs thru March 29
have a catalog mailed to you - Download a Catalog (pdf)

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