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|Mar 19, 2016-|
May 01, 2016
11:00AM - 05:00PM
|The Petaluma Arts Center announces Metalworks: Cast, Forged and Welded|
Bay Area artists exhibition of contemporary metal sculpture.
Petaluma Arts Center 230 Lakeville Street, Petalum
“The Bay Area, and in particular Petaluma, enjoys an enduring history and ongoing involvement in the creation of metal sculpture as an art form,” said curator Satri Pencak. “Among the nationally and internationally acclaimed artists known for their metalwork—who live near or have connections to Petaluma—are Mark di Suvero, David Best, and the late Robert Ellison. While there are many talented artists in the area, for this exhibition I chose a selection of accomplished artists whose work reflects a variety of approaches and techniques with which metal can be worked.”
Featuring more than 35 works, the exhibition explores contemporary trends in metal sculpture. Showcasing the work of ten Bay Area artists, the exhibition demonstrates the ways that the unique properties of metal are used to create expressive and design-focused works of art.
Through methods used in metalwork, including casting, forging, and welding, the exhibition focuses on material, process, concept, and design, as well as considers the properties of different types of metals and finishes. From abstract to figurative, and from complex to minimalist in form, the work reflects back to ancient processes while looking forward to current technological advances.
Don Ajello, Matt Devine, Bella Feldman, Virginia Harrison, Daniel Hopper, Clay Jensen, Jann Nunn, Ron Rodgers and a selection of Bronze Plus Artists will present their work.
The exhibition is enriched with informative displays of process videos, materials, and tools-of-the-trade.
Petaluma Arts Center
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