Friday, April 20, 2012

Forged: Examining contemporary approaches to the ancient process of forged metal work.

What: Forged
When: May 19 - June 24, 2012
Reception:
June 14, 6 - 8pm; juror talk with Twylene Moyer at 7pm


Forged explores how artists today are taking a contemporary approach to one of the oldest known metalworking processes. The selected works represent a broad range of formal qualities, techniques, and points of view. They run the gamut from conceptual to functional, from practical to outrageous, but they all share a common root in the deep-seated role of metal as a shaper of thought and behavior. As stated by the juror Twylene Moyer, the selected work has “…the power to make us think, again, about how the most ancient of materials and processes can be renewed to forge a continually evolving present.”

The selected artists are: Ross Caudill (NY), Michael Leo Chmielewski (NC), Dylan Collins (WV), Ben Dory (IL), Ellen Durkan (DE), Wendy Edsall-Kerwin (PA), Seth Gould (NC), Lu Heintz (RI), Holland Houdek (NY), Lucas House (NC), John Huckins (ME), Daniel Marcucio (ME), Laurie Marshall (IL), Cozette Phillips (TX), Mike Rossi (PA), George Rousis (MO), Jon Shearin (NY), Steve Shelby (IN), Lisa M. Wilson (OH).

1 comment:

blacksmith30 said...

also, mike rossi (PA) is in this show. His piece is on the card.