SUMMER 2011 EXHIBITION

June 17 - August 20, 2011
The Sculpture Center
Main and Euclid Avenue Galleries, The Platform
Friday, June 17
5 - 8 PM The Sculpture Center Opening
6:30 PM The Artists Talk

July 9 - September 25, 2011
Erie Art Museum
Main Gallery
Friday, July 22
7 - 9 PM Opening

SculptureX: 6 Sculptors of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania
Kim Beck, Dee Briggs, Carmel Buckley, Daniel Burke, Sarah Kabot, and Charles Tucker

David Carrier, guest curator

exhibition and catalog sponsors
SculptureX and its catalog are made possible by generous, direct project support from The George Gund Foundation, the Callahan Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. All exhibitions and publications of The Sculpture Center are supported by the Kulas Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation, the Bernice and David E. Davis Foundation, studioTECHNE|Architects, many most generous, individual donors and the generosity of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

The George Gund Foundation
      Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

SculptureX highlights a curated selection of the work of exceptional sculptors and installation artists teaching at the colleges, universities, and art schools of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, shown as complementary exhibitions at The Sculpture Center and the Erie Art Museum.

See the full ONLINE CATALOG here and BUY A COPY here at Blurb.
Print the Erratum Sheet for the Sculpture X catalog.

David Carrier writes about his selection:
This recent art made in our region builds upon the achievement of post-minimalism, in ways that acknowledge the achievement of Jessica Stockholder, Jackie Winsor, and other post- historical sculptors. Employing banal materials to achieve aesthetic results, these artists mostly avoid direct figurative references. Often employing a grid to structure their works, frequently making architectural references, these artists are interested in what you find at the intersection between nature and the urban environment. Without making explicit political statements, they all are concerned to demonstrate how three-dimensional visual art can be critical of our everyday worldview, as manifested in visual structures. In that way, I believe, they are heirs to the minimalist tradition of the 1960s. What aesthetic experience is possible, they are asking, in a country that, though no longer so arrogantly self-confident, has a rich artistic tradition upon which to build.(October 2010)

Exhibition background
Responding to the invitation of The Sculpture Center, the Erie Art Museum, and the Art Department of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 75 artists teaching at 35 art schools and art departments of college and universities of Ohio and western Pennsylvania self-selected to submit work for consideration for a curated exhibition in summer 2011. From this work, curator David Carrier, noted author and critic, chose a curatorial theme and six artists to include in exhibitions at the Erie Art Museum and The Sculpture Center.

sculptureX.org is a long-term, mutually beneficial collaboration among all the art schools and departments of this region. Its purpose is three-fold. It is a means to bring greater public recognition of the extraordinary talents of the artists teaching in these schools and art departments with the goal of increasing interest in Ohio and western Pennsylvania art programs by potential students and their parents. It is a way to find with ease the work and websites of the 3-D artists who teach at these schools and departments. Finally, it is a tool for the schools and departments to husband ever scarcer resources while sharing the talents and particular skills of the professors across this area. The well-attended and well-received The State of Sculpture symposium at the Cleveland Institute of Art on November 6, 2010, is a perfect example of how Ohio and Pennsylvania institutions may collaborate for the benefit of the region.

Following upon The State of Sculpture's success, Sculpture Symposium #2: The State of the MFA will be held at the Cleveland Institute of Art on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The free, day-long symposium with keynote speaker Ann Hamilton of Ohio State University, Sculpture Speed Dating, and graduate student moderated roundtable discussions, is open to all. For more information on the symposium, how to be directly involved as a graduate student, and registration, go to sculptureX.org.

This symposium is organized by the VisualArts and Technologies Environment at The Cleveland Institute of Art, the Art Department of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and The Sculpture Center and sponsored by the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Edinboro University Foundation, the Art Department of Cleveland State University, and The Sculpture Center.

Ann Albano, Executive Director, The Sculpture Center
Lisa Austin, Professor, Art Department, Edinboro University of PA
John Vanco, Director, Erie Art Museum

For more information call 216.229.6527 or go to info@sculpturecenter.org.  

The Sculpture Center is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to the advancement of the careers of emerging Ohio sculptors and the preservation of Ohio outdoor sculpture as a means to provide support for artists and to effect the enrichment, education, enjoyment, and visual enhancement of the Cleveland community and greater region.

The Sculpture Center receives generous support from The Callahan Foundation, the Kulas Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation, the Bernice and David E. Davis Art Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, studioTECHNE|architects, the Leonard Krieger Fund of The Cleveland Foundation, Sculpture Center board members, and many individual donors to Friends of The Sculpture Center. Additional generous public funding comes from the citizens of Cuyahoga Country and the state of Ohio through:

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture  

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