Jon Barlow Hudson

"I have been creating large-scale sculpture projects for public and other environments since 1976, with my first commission in 1979, through Miami Metro/Dade, for Homestead Public Library. Since then, I have created dozens of such projects throughout the States, in 27 other countries."

SYNCHRONICITY:MINQIN, c. 2019, - Stainless steel, Minqin Intl. Desert Sculpture Museum, Gobi Desert, Gansu, China

"My sculpture projects tend to be abstract, often geometric in one way or another. Certain projects might have more literal or figurative aspects, such as my 'ETRUSCAN MAENAD' series. The stone sculptures tend to be a balance of natural aspects with human interventions. My sculpture may be seen as iconic for the most part, or symbolic, very often referencing a center, whether actual or spatial.  It often works with balance; space in contrast with form; implied space; ambiguity if incorporating mirror surfaces; light and darkness; a continuum or movement and flow, such as a vortex."

 

Education

Master Fine Arts, 1972, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Bachelor Fine Arts, 1971, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Bachelor Fine Arts, 1975, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

PARADIGM, c.1988 - Stainless steel, World Expo 1988, Brisbane, Australia
CLOUD HANDS I, c. 1994 - Granite & stainless steel, Europos Parkas Sculpture Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
THE COMMON GOOD, c. 2017 - PA granite, Cooper Park, Dayton, OH
EIDOLON:CENTER OF LEARNING, c.2020 - Stainless steel, Memorial Librarys, Central State Univ., Wilberforce, OH

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Sharon Gainsburg

"My sculptures are a mirror of my soul’s journey and spiritual connection. Stone holds the truth of the earth. It imparts energy with tactile fluency and I feel its history and sense its essence. When I carve, I feel connected to the earth and a universal consciousness to create timeless beauty."

Shape of Water - Argentine Onyx 29 x 9 x 7 in.

American sculptress, Sharon Gainsburg discovered her love of stone more than 45 years ago and that love led her to carve in the famed landscape surrounding Carrera, Italy, where Michelangelo carved the lifelike marble masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance.

Sharon has been teaching others to carve stone using the direct carving method for over 40 years. Her work is exhibited in several private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally. She was selected to create an award for the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases, which was awarded annually from 1988-2004 to renowned scientists and humanitarians. In addition, she has been facilitating workshops in Unblocking Creativity for the past 20 years, assisting countless artists of all mediums to achieve higher levels of expression. Her gallery, Gainsburg Studio, exhibits her sculptures along with local artists. 

Goddess of Sensuality - Rose Alabaster 18 x 5 x 6 in.
Knowing - Italian Alabaster 32 x 11 x 9 in.
Angel Humanity - Utah Alabaster 64 x 9 x 5 in.
In The Moment - Italian Alabaster 12 x 14 x 12 in.

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Lannie Hart

"My work examines the perception of women in contemporary society as informed by their portrayal in history and myth. My figurative sculpture, installation and painting embrace ornate found object assemblage as I work to merge the past with the present."

ST. LUCIA - Brass, steel, polymer clay, glass eyes, pigment, patina and found objects. 38 x 18 x 27 in.

New York area artist Lannie Hart, is a sculptor, painter and installation artist with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Hart had her first solo show in 1982 at Julie Artisan Gallery, NYC. She was published in 'Art to Wear' and is in the permanent collection of Julie Schaffler Dale. Other solo shows were at SOHO 20 NYC, Azarian McCullough Sparkill, NY and Gallery Broadfoot & Broadfoot Booton, NJ. She has also shown at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond VA, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY, AIR Gallery Brooklyn, NY, Jim Kempner Gallery NYC, Westbeth Gallery NYC and many others.

In 2012 and 2018, Lannie Hart's sculptures won first prize and were acquired by Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY for their permanent collection. Hart won a $10,000 grant in 2015 from Historic Hudson Valley for a sculpture in Van Courtlandt Manor, Croton-On-Hudson, NY. Hart was a member of SOHO20 for 7 years and is a current member of Sculptors Guild since 2012 where she was VP of Publications.

ADAM & EVE - Oil on canvas with collage, fabricated brass and aluminum frame with found objects 49 x 45 in.
BIRTH OF EVE - Water fountain and brass mobiles: powder coated steel, bronze, brass, water, pebbles, rock and found objects. Installation size varies Sculpture 63 x 29 x 49 in.
THE LOVERS - Two pedestal sculptures that fit together. Bronze, brass, polymer clay, wood, gold foil, black marker and found objects 71 x 25 x 9.5 in.
THE ANNUNCIATION - Oil on canvas, collaged brass leaf, fabricated brass frame and found objects

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Todd Jones

Born 1992, United States

Lives in: Athens, Ohio, United States

Describe your art in 3 words: Mistints, sculptural, paintskins

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"I am creating a visual language with wasteful commodities that allows for social critique that raises provocative questions of our consumer society. I am looking at our history and practices through our use of house paint. Through my sourcing of mistints and discarded house paint, I bring attention to these paints as they are manifestations of culture and carriers of invisible memory."

What themes does your work involve?
My work involves themes of consumption, preservation, and the passage of time.
Describe your creative process.
Process plays a central role in my work by paint being salvaged and molded into newfound forms while holding residue of its previous life. I produce series of paintings and sculptural forms that allude to the process of sedimentation and excavation. Through material transformations, I reformulate the paints into a visual record of their history by pouring layers to create strata-like forms. Each layer of paint is poured and given time to dry in preparation for the next layer. Through the repetitive actions of layering and carving, I am building and exposing the layers through excavation and examining the layers and their histories. This process of unearthing functions to uncover buried intentions and show the passing of time.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
I am influenced by mistint house paint representing consumer culture and reflects our lifestyles, advertising, and consumerism. Mistint house paints are found orphaned in hardware stores, unused or returned by customers not satisfied with the finished product. These paints are left behind and sold at a lower price. For me, these mistints and leftover paints represent a consumer's hopes and dreams. One buys house paint to decorate quarters in their home to add desirability, enhance a home's sophistication, or create comfort in one's limited space. I make art because I have a love for making and having more extensive discussions about contemporary culture. I create a visual language that challenges the viewer's association and perception of these materials.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Good art can start a conversation and contribute to the dialog of society. I am personally drawn to material explorations and art that push the boundaries of one medium into another.
What is the role of the artist today?
An artist's role to be true to themselves and to influence society for the better. Art plays an essential role in shaping the culture of a society. Art in contemporary culture is a dynamic blend of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge the traditional boundaries of art-making. Contemporary art reflects the modern culture and provides the resources to discuss current ideas and issues. The audience plays a crucial role in the artwork by contributing their personal experiences, opinions, and interpretations.

 


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Ken Macklin

"By combining and arranging materials, I build visually rich, often playful sculpture. I am inspired by nature; the trees, roots, fields, hills, forests, and land surrounding my studio in northwestern Canada. I continually strive to speak to the viewer on both an emotional and aesthetic level."

Morning Voice - Terracotta, magnesium dioxide, painted wood 18.75 x 11.5 x 9.5 in. with base

Ken Macklin is one of several constructivist sculptors who emerged in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada during the 1980s. His use of mixed media and his use of colour have charted new territory for his art. In Macklin's sculpture, materials are used as language, as writing, as personal narrative. Macklin has exhibited nationally and internationally and his sculptures can be found in public and private collections in Canada, United States, Europe and China.

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta

Advanced Sculpture diploma from St. Martins School of Art, London, England

Perhaps in Paris - Terracotta, magnesium dioxide, painted wood 13 x 11.50 x 12 in. with base
Chiron - Terracotta, magnesium dioxide, painted wood 18.5 x 6.75 x 6.25 in. with base
Bird Song - Terracotta, magnesium dioxide, painted wood 13.25 x 7.75 x 6.50 in. with base
Half Site - Terracotta, magnesium dioxide, painted wood 9.75 x 6.5 x 7.75 in. with base

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Saba Besier

"My sculptural works are inspired by delightful freaks of nature, bringing awareness to their plight, but also celebrating the bizarre beauty of the many species we are losing due to climate change. The luminosity of porcelain adds an element of hope to the despondency of my subject."

Recovery - Porcelain and quartz on wood and iron base 36 x 83 x 26 in.

“I am a Pakistani-born, American artist and hold an MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. I am currently based in Dallas, Texas and have been an exhibiting artist for 25 years; showing my work both nationally and internationally.

My sculptural formations are both a celebration of oceanic organisms as well as an acknowledgment of the ecological trauma that is disrupting ecosystems as they disappear. Because of climate change, the ocean as a system is at risk, struggling to keep pace with human-caused conditions. The sculptural forms intermingle what could exist through caustic mutation or evolve on other planets, colonized if we deplete our own resources. These science-fiction-like growths combine plant, mineral, metal and human representations depicting the existence of other-worldly creatures, beauty molting out of hardened places.

In a way, this fantastical fluid transformation out of rigid materials symbolizes my own story. I found porcelain to be my primary medium due to its luminous characteristic, adding an element of hope to the despondency of my subject. I subscribe to the Bauhaus sensibility of combining intense relationship with the process of craft and Fine Art. Each work draws on a hard-earned expertise in the techniques of slab building, throwing, hand sculpting, metallurgy and alchemy. Mystical tension culminates from the unlikely organic mix of media combined with a nonconventional merging of artistries and a sense of movement constantly envisioned from years of professional video development.

Methods used in other cultures and eras meld with the discipline of formal art training. All of which conspire to bring these aquatic sculptures to life. I have chosen to maintain the inherent ivory coloration of porcelain in the forms to echo the bleaching that is happening to many sea organisms, and at times accompanied by black to signify the disruption they face.”

Inversion - Porcelain 26 x 26 in.
Detrahamus - Porcelain, quartz, copper, brass, steel and glass on wood base 36 x 38 x 38 in.
Dark Denial - Porcelain, chain link, glass, brass 18 x 32 in.
Pan's Peculiarities - Porcelain, glass, copper, brass, steel 27 x 17 x 14 in.

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Jürgen Krass

"The passion for metal was already evident during my training in a metalworking profession with subsequent studies. Since 2009, I have been working in my studio in "Haus Kunst 13" in Sainbach. I am particularly fascinated by simple geometric shapes such as rectangles and triangles."

“Die Leidenschaft für den Werkstoff Metall zeigte sich schon bei der Ausbildung in einem metallbearbeitenden Beruf mit anschließendem Studium. Seit 2009 arbeite ich in meinem Atelier im „Haus Kunst 13“ in Sainbach. Ganz besonders faszinieren mich einfache geometrische Formen wie Rechtecke, Dreieck.”

Open at the top - Red, welded and painted structural steel wire, approx. 27 x 23 x 8 cm

German Freelance artist and metal sculptor, Jürgen Krass was born in 1956 in Hamm, Westfalia and is a trained Metalsmith with a Diploma from FH Dortmund. Krass is a member of the BBK Schwaben-Nord Augsburg e.V.; Kunstverein Aichach e.V.; Kunstverein Bad Wörishofen e.V.; and Lechkiesel Art Circle.

 

Select Awards

Critics' Prize Biennale Geneva 2019

Art Promotion Prize (2nd place) Municipality of Kissing 2017

 

Select Juried Exhibitions

2018, 2020 Swabian Sculpture / Charterhouse Buxheim

2020 Art Summer Bad Wörishofen

2019 Art Prize Exhibition Aichach

2014, 2019 Great North Swabian Art Exhibition / Donauwörth

2017, 2019 Geneva Biennial

2018 Bergenale / Mountain

2010 - 2012, Great Swabian Art Exhibition / Augsburg

2011 - 2018 Art Prize Exhibition / Kissing

2011, 2015 annual exhibition / Bad Wörishofen

2014 kunstRadius 150, Wertingen; Weissenburg Art Prize Exhibition

2013, 2014, 2018 Friedberg Art Exhibition

Cube development II - Sheet steel welded and rusted, approx. 35 x 38 x 32 cm
Split - Sheet steel welded and rusted, approx. 47 x 12 x 23 cm
Open relationship - Sheet steel welded and rusted, approx. 50 x 50 x 50 cm
Untitled - Sheet steel welded and rusted, brushed stainless steel sheet, approx. 51 x 15 x 16 cm

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Tricia Skoglund

"I have always considered myself a multifaceted artist. I've been very fortunate and found great joy in exploring a multitude of different art forms and different mediums. I now work exclusively with torch cut steel. I like the way that painting on metals adds a creative and unique element to my art."

Whats Sup - Acrylics, Mixed Media on torch-cut steel 24 x 30 in.

While growing up in Southern California, Tricia's youthful talent as an artist was quickly recognized by her early art teachers and by several prominent artists in the area. This early recognition made it possible for her to spend many years studying under some of the most prominent artists in and around the famous art colony of Laguna Beach, CA.

After graduating from High School with an art scholarship, Tricia accepted a position as a manager, and contributing artist, at an art gallery in Del Mar, CA. It was during this time that she took the opportunity to explore many different art forms and art mediums all while continuing her education, managing the gallery, and showing and selling her own work.

The next step in her art career took her to Salem, Oregon where she started a family and at the same time went to college to study Graphic Design. In addition, she was able to use her gallery experience to open, own and operate her very successful Arts and Design Co., which specialized in painting and designing murals in both residential and commercial properties.

Now that her family has grown, Tricia Skoglund has once again evolved and grown in a new and creative way. She is currently having fun using acrylics, pastels, torch-cut steel and all kinds of recycled metals. She loves the contrasts and energy that old metal gives to her art and how it gives each of her creations a distinctive one-of-a-kind 3-dimensional, individual look.

Discovering unrefined and rustic details in nature gives her inspiration for her work. Objects left outside to rust and corrode captivate her imagination and compel her to give new life. as a highlighted part of her work. Tricia also finds inspiration from the sea. The movement from the water, how it reflects light, and its energy are always very important parts of her work. It's that combination that helps make each of Tricia Skoglund's creations be a very unique and smoothly interwoven piece of work.

Regardless Of Where You've Been - Triptych, Acrylics, Mixed Media, on torch-cut steel 8 x 48 x 3 in.
Windows Of Fall - Acrylics, Mixed Media, on Torch-cut steel 30 x 40 in.
Foggy Day At The Beach - Acrylics, Mixed Media, on torch-cut steel 24 x 48 in.
Found Objects Below - Acrylics, Mixed Media, on torch-cut steel 30 x 40 in.

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Weiting Wei

"Transitioning from girl to mother feels like the moment that we acquire our protective layers, our feathers, scales and armor. But our interior becomes softer, more sensitive with the love and bond we develop for our children. So in some ways, we are weaker should something pierce through our armor."

Seed - Polymer clay 5 x 12 x 5 in.

Born 1984 in China, and currently living in the USA, Weiting Wei received her MFA in visual art from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2018. She is a multimedia artist creating works out of paper, wax, clay, and soap.

In her work, Wei sculpts air-dry and resin clay to represent the struggles of a new mom; helpless but hopeful, sensitive but peaceful, exhausted but beautiful...

Other aspects of her work include the use of white porcelain to represent pregnancy, and the use of tinct rice paper to represent the muscle state around the cesarean incision. Her sculpture uses traditional elements to explore very personal, yet universal, experiences of motherhood.

Armor - Polymer clay 22 x 36 x 2 in.
My Armor - Polymer clay 24 x 6 x 1 in.
Armor - Polymer clay 12 x 12 x 3 in.
Light sleeper - Polymer clay 14 x 11 x 3.5 in.

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Elizabeth Frank

"Every summer or fall, I visit an aspen forest to collect wood for my carvings. Each visit is like a pilgrimage. Every time I return, I’m moved by the strength and the delicacy of the natural world. My love for the natural world and my concern for the environment often translate into works about the complex relationship between humans and nature in this modern age."

Together Flying Through the Sky (Migration Series) - Carved found aspen, bronze, acrylic paint, metal leaf, wax 16 x 20 x 18 in.

"What did the earth learn from the trees to be able to talk with the sky?"

- Pablo Neruda

Arizona-based artist, Elizabeth Frank feels a communion with trees. It began in her early years spent exploring the outdoors. From ages nine through eleven her family lived in Olympia, Washington. There the rainforests near her home became her sanctuary. Now she visits the forests of Northern Arizona or New Mexico to gather aspen for her carvings.

A native of the desert southwest, she grew up sixty miles from the US/Mexico border. Her father, a social worker, worked part-time in a border community. Her family often visited Mexico. As a young adult, she explored the country more thoroughly. One such trip led to studies in language and sculpture in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The art and culture of Mexico continue to inspire her.

After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, Frank worked for several years in the film industry. On her jobs buying for and decorating sets she enjoyed transforming spaces to create believable locations. The quest to find the perfect objects to help propel a narrative ignited her love of found things. She now incorporates this same quest into her creative process.

Elizabeth Frank's artwork can be seen in galleries and festivals throughout the United States. It’s been featured in television, film and books. She is honored to have her pieces included in collections around the country and abroad.

Raven Shaman (Anthropocene Series) - Carved found aspen, bronze, found objects, acrylic paint, wax 75 x 15 x 15 in.
Spirit Stag (Animal Spirits Series) - Carved found aspen, oak, acrylic paint, steel stand 27 x 32 x 12 in.
Midnight Spirit - Carved aspen, reclaimed wood, antique tintype photograph, acrylic paint, wax 33 x 8.5 8.5 in.
Bear Journey (Animal Spirits Series) - Carved found aspen, acrylic paint, metal leaf, steel stand 14.5 h x 16 w x 4 in.

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