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Shop Pick - John D. Richards
04/01/2019
Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Matthew Steele

SHOP PICK | JOHN D. RICHARDSThis spring we are carrying John D. Richard's whimsical assemblage sculptures in our shop. John has a fantastic sense of humor, and you'll find jokes hidden in some of his artworks. Just a few of our favorites:Cesar said "vini, vidi, velcro" - I came, I saw, I stuck around.My father was a baker, so naturally I'm very well bred.Take the bull by the tail, not by the horns. Then you can let go when you want to. Read about John, in his own words: "I live in America where we throw out more stuff than many countries produce. I use trash because it's available, plentiful, inexpensive and symbolic of our rather wasteful society. I am easily inspired by spark plugs, ...

Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Megan Bostic
03/27/2019
Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Matthew Steele

“I put my work into the community with the intention of increasing the conversation that surrounds death, grief, and loss.”  Grief and loss are a central theme of the work of Megan Bostic. Her work serves as a visual representation of inner emotional turmoil stemming from feelings of loss. As these topics are often difficult for one to speak clearly about, the work becomes an articulation of these feelings. Through her sculptures and installation pieces, Bostic weaves together many different ideas of loss; loss of a loved one, loss of autonomy, memory, and identity. Experimentation and material exploration are as equally important and intertwined with concept as she is ...

Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Kenny Nguyen
03/21/2019
Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Matthew Steele

“I think (art) is such a beautiful way to communicate with people.”Kenny Nguyen creates striking mixed media works that explore ideas of cultural identity, immigration, and displacement. In his words, Nguyen's work is made to "not simply to celebrate my culture but to point out the experiences of being different, isolation and lost in an unfamiliar environment." Born and raised in South Vietnam, Nguyen and his family moved to the United States in 2010. Nguyen's work is influenced by both his Vietnamese culture and the experience of immigrating to America; this can be seen prominently in his work with silk. His silk piecesSilk painting is a common practice in Vietnamese culture; ...

Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Eric Knoche
03/14/2019
Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Matthew Steele

“When I make my work, I often feel as though I am excavating my own subconscious.” – Eric Knoche Influenced strongly by his background in anthropology, Eric Knoche creates objects that look as if they were excavated from an archeological dig. Crafting the forms with his hands, he focuses on their formal and material qualities. He states that his work is influenced by  “languages, tools, human and animal anatomy, machine parts, architecture, math equations, small movements of facial muscles, uncertainty, the Argentine tango, the spine, memory, perception, cloud formations, plants, gravity, running water, and songbirds.” This lengthy list is represented ...

Dane Winkler Artist Talk
03/11/2019
Constant/Change Artist Highlight: Matthew Steele

Meet the Sculptor:  Dane Winkler artist talk March 13 from 5:30—6:30 PM Visitors to Dane Winkler’s exhibition often comment on the surprising materials he uses to create his large-scale sculptures.  Some of the most original responses are from young visitors who have described Rumen’s Berth, 2018  as a coconut from a giant’s tree; and Porter, 2018 composed of straw and a suspended braided rug as a “bird catcher”.  Winkler’s materials “act as major players in the decision making process behind what the work turns into.”  This is a new process for the artist who recently moved from upstate New York to ...