Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tom Chapin - new sculpture / Artist News

Tom Chapin: new sculpture

Opening this Friday, November 5, 6-8 pm in the Short North gallery, an exhibition of new sculpture by Tom Chapin. The show will be open through the month of November.

The artist is known for his modest scales works in a variety of materials, from granite to bronze to marble, and in this show the focus is on a small selection of works in mahogany and rosewood. Chapin’s inspiration comes from diverse sources including the natural world, ancient philosophies and the human condition. While his work is not representational, it is not all together abstract either. Working in an intuitive manner, the artist creates forms, which describe experiences or basic elemental truths as he sees them. There is an energy and action evident in this group, suggesting perhaps genetic or biological growth or atomic reaction.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Tom Chapin became curious at the age of 19 and traveled around North and Central America. After a period of exploring architecture and carpentry, he turned to sculpture, where he has kept his focus for the past 25 years. His work has been exhibited in the US and abroad. He is the recipient of a Pollack-Krasner grant and the London Chelsea Art Council’s Portobello Prize. This is his second exhibition with the Rebecca Ibel Gallery.

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Press Preview for the exhibition can be found in this weeks Columbus Alive - click here.

Congratulations to Melissa Meyer who has been honored as one of 18 newly elected members into the The National Academy Museum and School. In the 185-year old institution, academicians are elected by peer artists and architects who are members of the Academy. The 2010 new members are: Janine Antoni, Adam Anuszkiewicz, Willard Boepple, Donna Dennis, Carroll Dunham, Garth Evans, Nancy Friese, Ann Gale, Ann Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Melissa Meyer, Dana Schutz, Shahzia Sikander, Amy Sillman, Lee Tribe, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, and Don Voisine.

Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale University School of Art, was Honorary Master of Ceremonies of the induction ceremony, which was held on October 13, 2010.

Wexner Center turns 21!
They are celebrating with a big opening celebration on Saturday, November 6 and a host of events and exhibitions.

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