A detail of one of the sculptures that will be making its premier appearance at Fruitlands Museum in my solo exhibition The Nobility of Things.
Look familiar? The items of a previous outdoor installation STASH are memorialized in bronze to honor the good faith donations of the individuals who relinquished their possessions for the sake of the project. Giving permanence to the reverance and dedication of so many of us who compulsively collect.
From the catalog:
"...The works are grab bags—full of miscellaneous treasures hidden from sight. Colella bronzed two of the bundles to memorialize the concealed items. The sculptures are heavily textured with strong patterns that show the shape and outlines of objects of everyday life—a chain, a heart-shaped candy box, bottle caps, a stuffed toy. Cast in bronze, these random items stand for distinctive place and time."
Over the next month I'll be adding sneak previews of two shows. Please stay tuned!
The Nobility of Things
Fruitlands Museum Art Gallery
June 29 - August 18, 2013
Reception June 29 1-3 pm
with Kay Hartung
Fountain Street Fine Arts
May 23 - June 23, 2013
Felted Orbs Demo: Wed. June 19, 3:30-5 pm