A SCULPTURAL STATE OF MIND
Beginning on May
3, GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN in the Leesville Main Street District will
present an all 3D exhibit::
“A Sculptural State of Mind”. This exhibit features the work of Charlie Viers, James Turner and Tony McDonald.
Charlie Viers is a weaver of pine straw, but not in the traditional sense of Native American utility baskets. Charlie’s intricate and detailed weavings are multi color fantasy objects, some functional and some not, that depart from the traditional basket weaver’s ethic and comfort zone. His work has won awards across the State for this unique approach to this unusual but traditional medium and his uncanny attention to detail.
James Turner returns to GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN this year not with his popular water color sketches, but with large assembly sculptures created from found objects. Turner has published several books on drawing, and he is expanding his considerable talents into sculpture for this exhibit.
Tony McDonald, also more known for his large colorful paintings and somber watercolors, takes a leap in this exhibit by showing the sculptural side of his work. Tony’s pieces for this show are creations of granite, wire, bamboo and other malleable media, and he has colaborated with Jonathan Pollard, a local wood crafter, to create Sculpture-Specific bases for each piece that extend and embellish the line and impact of the objects.
All in all, the work of the three artists are different enough to provide a great contrast, and a good starting point for a conversation about sculpture and objects in space.
Opening reception will be at GALLERY ONE EIIIEVEN on Friday, May 3 at 7:00 pm during the opening evening of MAYFEST.
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From a very young age I have enjoyed the creative process, and that holds true to this day. It’s interesting how the hand, eye, mind and spirit connect to produce art.
I draw ideas for work from the world around me and themes are often influenced by life events, literature, movies, etc. I am especially drawn to things found in nature, and animal and human expressions.
One recent work, Stage Fright, is a study of an acquaintance in costume, which illustrates the duality sometimes found in life, looking both frightened and frightening. Notice the tension in the shoulders and the tight grip on the trembling hula-hoop. In another recent work, Core Reflections, an apple core was the inspiration. I decided to place it in a surreal setting, while focusing on color, pattern and depth. Two sections of the drapes are swallowtail caterpillars. It was just a fun painting and one of those that flowed easily.
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