The most frequently asked question of any sculptor—how did you do that?—is potentially the most revealing, since the answer reveals the artist’s relationship to materials, process, and craft. With these questions in mind, CA Artistic Director Jed Dodds juries 6 artists from the current membership of Sculp-tors Inc., founded in 1983 to support area sculptors, and bristling with energy as it enters 2010. A portion of the gallery is set aside for ongoing demonstrations and discussions.
With bright colors, cheap materials and rough edges, CA Resident Marty Weishaar brings a deliberate naïvete to his explorations of home and the contemporary American landscape. Recent work has seen him moving from 2D collages to sprawling, oversized cardboard bridges and buildings.
2009 Sondheim Prize finalist Jessie Lehson is known for her sensitive use of natural materials, whether it’s a simple wall of sod bricks, slowly sprouting in Patterson Park, or floor patterns of sand and soil in a range of hues, elegantly laid out like a Sol Lewitt painting. Lehson received her MFA from the MICA’s Rinehart School of Sculpture in 2008 and her BFA there in 2002. She is a 2009 MD State Arts Council grant recipient, recently took third place for the Trawick Prize, and exhibits nationally and internationally.
Presented by artist/impresario R.L. Tillman, the minstallation Gallery is the region’s most vibrant mi-niature installation space, with 225 square inches of floor space and generous 14 inch ceilings. After a celebrated run of two years and 12 exhibitions, the minstallation Gallery closes April 10.