More Questions thanAnswers:
installation by David Meyer in
conjunction with the Annual Art Students League, Sloss Furnace
October 4-24, 2013
Artist lecture is on Thursday, October 3, 2013, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
in the Kennedy Lecture Hall
Opening reception is Friday, October 4, 2013, 5-8 p.m.
The artwork in this exhibition stems from my thoughts and ideas
concerning the distortion of seeing in relationship to our personal
experiences. All the work originates from a photographic image and,
through various processes, is altered to create a new truth. Because of the
undefined nature of the imagery within the work, the subject matter can
shift from one thought to another and only becomes real when we believe
it, like a ghost.
— David Meyer
works by Natalie Dunham and Jamey Grimes, BSC alumni
November 1-26, 2013
Opening reception is Friday, November 1, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
My latest series, entitled paint the roses [RED], is an exploration of artifice
or “ways of covering.” Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s
Adventures in Wonderland
, this minimal installation asks the question:
What happens when we rely on surface interaction and alteration? For these
works, I strip materials down to a raw, natural state to reveal what is honest
and uncomplicated about them. I then cover the forms all over with red
paint, creating a visual and psychological tension between surface and depth.
The purpose of this series is to illustrate that “painting the (roses) red” is a
temporary solution and that the true “color” of things will always reveal itself.
— Natalie Dunham
My sculptures are fragments of a conversation with nature. The dialogue
can be hostile, soothing, or both. Storms, trees, and the sea personify
heightened emotion, wisdom, and awareness. Reflecting on my own vivid
experiences with nature, I realize that imagination plays a powerful role,
transforming observations into unique, dream-like forms. This process guides
experimentation with synthetic materials. As I find unlikely relationships
between memories and materials, metaphors open and expand this dialogue
— Jamey Grimes
Sloss Furnace IronPour
October 4, 2013
Outside Durbin Gallery
Watch as Sloss Furnaces’ metal arts sculptors set
up a small furnace and melt hundreds of pounds
of scrap iron. Purchase and decorate your own
4”x 4” sand molds, then watch as the Sloss crew
fills them with molten iron. The Herb Trotman
Band will entertain during the event.
by David Meyer.
Detail of Jamey Grimes' artwork.