Posted by: groundsforsculpture | October 7, 2011

Grounds For Sculpture Fall/Winter Opening Reception Silent Auction Preview

Exhibition opening receptions at Grounds For Sculpture are opportunities for our Members and invited guests to have a first look at the new work on display, meet the artists; and enjoy music, food, and the company of other GFS supporters. The next reception will be October 15, 2011, from 2 – 5 pm,celebrating the opening ofWhite Hot Expressions in Iron, a group exhibition of work cast and fabricated in iron;Steve Tobin Creating Steelroots; Instrumental Transitions by Michael Dunbar;the 12th annual International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement Awards; and in the Education Gallery, a group exhibition, Glass BooksHealing Expressions.  The exhibitions will be open to the public on Sunday, October 16.

During the event on Saturday, GFS will present a special Silent Auction fundraiser featuring a pop-up gallery of diverse work by our artist friends. 30% of each purchase will go to support exhibitions, educational programs, and family events at Grounds For Sculpture. Artists in the auction have significant historical ties with the organization; many have worked at the Johnson Atelier and maintain studios located at Grounds For Sculpture. Others are a part of our extended artist community and are excited to help support GFS with their art. All exhibit a high quality of work that will add value and enjoyment to the auction winner’s collection.

Take a look and come ready to bid on the exceptional art at great prices that will be available on October 15, 2011 at GFS. Bidding ends at 4:30 pm.

NEW! Open to Members and Non-members:  If you cannot attend the event, but would like to bid on the art you see below, you may place an absentee bid! Download, fill out the form, and email or fax it in! Please be sure to read all info carefully.

Oki Fukunaga

Born in Japan, Fukunaga earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Osaka University of the Arts in Osaka Japan.  He then traveled to the U.S. and became an apprentice of artist Rory Mahon in the sand department at the Johnson Atelier. He currently works as a sculptor and finisher at Advanced Stone Technologies in Mercerville, NJ.  http://www.okifukunaga.com

Oki Fukunaga
Golem,
2011
Cast iron
14” x 12” x 4”
Starting bid: $1430
Golem is an ancient icon which was made of human wisdom, knowledge, and technologies. It helps humans, however, if used the wrong way, it will hurt humans.

Oki Fukunaga
Bird,
2010
Cast iron
18” x 8” x 6.5”
Starting bid: $1000
The bird is a guardian which protects from bad vibes.

Kate Graves

Kate Graves mines the rich veins of material culture to create new art for the future. Current projects include the commission of three fabricated metal “Healing Tree” sculptures and two wall mounted “Building Block” quilts at the Capital Health Hospital in Hopewell, NJ. http://www.kategraves.com

Kate Graves
Wahine
, 2003
Bronze
2.5” x 2.5” x  10.5”
Starting bid: $285
An anthropomorphic representation of a kangaroo  and joey perched on top of a monument.

 

 Mike Gyampo

Mike Gyampo is a third generation artist, in a family of artists and educators. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Gyampo studied art at the college of art, University of Science & Technology. He worked as a TV set designer and Secretary of Ghanaian artist before joining the Johnson Atelier in 1983. He has participated in over 120 exhibitions and is included in collections in both the private and corporate sectors. He maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture.

Mike Gyampo
Captain Sleepy
, 2003
Wood-Urban
35” x 12” x 10”
Starting bid: $975
This sculpture was named and inspired by a Trenton police captain caught sleeping on the job.

Mike Gyampo
I Am Watching You
, 1998
Wood-Urban
23” x 9” x 10”
Starting bid: $550
Ananimal surveying its environment.

DJ Haslett
An award-winning artist, photographer, published poet and musician who is self-taught, Haslett started his art career in 1999. To date he has 13 solo shows to his credit, and has had work accepted in 25 juried shows including the Bucks Magazine “It’s About Art Exhibit” at the Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, The Ellarslie Open at the Trenton City Museum, The Da Vinci Art Gallery’s “Cut it Up” exhibition in Philadelphia, Gallery 125 in Trenton and The Mercer County Community College Gallery. His work has also been exhibited at the Prallsville Mills, Artworks, Sculpture Association of New Jersey, Straube Center and Numina Gallary at Princeton High School invitational exhibitions along with numerous member and group shows.

DJ Haslett
Cannage
, 2008
Mixed media found object
16” x 20” x 1.5”
Starting bid: $99

DJ Haslett
Gathering Guitars, H-12
, 2011
Acrylic on canvas board
24” x 18”
Starting bid: $99

 

GyuriHollósy
Hollósy was born in Bavaria, Germany.  He is descended from two Hungarian painters, Simon Hollósy and CsontváryTivadarKosztka.  In 1955, his family relocated to Cleveland, OH.  He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and with sculptor David Hostetler at OhioUniversity wherein he received his BFA in 1969. Upon earning his MFA from Tulane in 1977, he began teaching at various universities around the US; and at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Mercerville, NJ as Academic Program Coordinator and Gallery Director until 2003. He maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture.www.hollosy.com 

GyuriHollósy
Adam, Eve and Us, 1996
Bronze
24” x 9” x 8”
Starting bid: $5,150

GyuriHollósy
Blue Wave, 2006
Bronze
13” x16” x 17”
Starting bid: $5,450

Bruce Lindsay

“Based on my unique background in public art, contemporary sculpture, and the foundry, my practices range from conceptual development to the physical realization. A graduate of Bucknell University and a veteran of the Johnson Atelier, I engage in commissions, collaborative projects, and independent endeavors. Consultation and production services are available upon request.” Bruce maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture.www.integralsculpture.com

Bruce Lindsay
Lotus Leaf
, 2011
stone, stainless steel
3” x 12” x 12”
Starting bid: $1,715
A single solid stainless steel leaf form on a black granite base.

Bruce Lindsay
Lotus Leaf and Seed Pod
, 2011
stone, stainless steel, tin, silk
60” x 20 x 20”
Starting bid: $2,570
A free-standing composition inspired by the lotus pond at the Grounds For Sculpture gazebo.

Ruthann Perry

“I am a sculptor currently working in wood and found objects, including recovered architectural details and foundry molds. Most recently, horses have been my primary subject, although I’ve also created sculptural landscapes. Reusing wood, particularly that which has been shaped by man and worn by time is important to me, as these are the same qualities I see in the horses I love so much.”

Ruthann Perry
Balthazar
, 2011
Wood, found object
23” x 19” x 9”
Starting bid: $420
A horse head made from architectural wood pieces.

Michelle Post
“With no formal training in the arts, I’ve honed my artistic prowess by seeking out those who could teach me what I wanted to know about any given project.  Through the years, I have picked the brains of many admired sculptors, photographers, printmakers, painters, dressmakers, designers, craftsmen, writers, sign makers, and a variety of cantankerous beings I have met in my journeys through this world.” http://www.michellepost.net

Michelle Post
Dance of the Recently Dead
, 2008
Linocut
12” x 12” framed
Starting bid: $65
Black and white print of a woodthrush found dead on the artist’s studio deck.

Michelle Post
Head and Shoulders
, 2010
Styrofoam, plaster gauze, acrylic mediums
30” x 17” x 12”
Starting bid: $715
Carved head of a man with a mustache.

Dana L. Stewart

Dana Stewart was born and raised in California, where he developed interests in art, animals, and surfing.  He pursued an education in the arts and received a Master of Arts degree from San Diego State University.  Early works were executed in ceramics, welded metals and other various materials.  Accepting an invitation from the late Herk Van Tongeren, former president of the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Stewart traveled to Hamilton, New Jersey, to research ceramic shell casting techniques.  A scheduled short visit turned into permanent residency on the East Coast and an appointment in 1977 to head of the Johnson Atelier’s ceramic shell department.  Ten years later, he became proprietor of Stewart Sculpture Casting in Lambertville, New Jersey.  Stewart has exhibited regularly in New Jersey since 1987. http://www.danalorenstewart.com

Dana Stewart
Sue’s Nightmare
, 1999
Bronze
20” x 11” x 6”
Starting bid: $2600
Beast with a vicious grin. “After seeing the Tyrannosaurus Rex known as Sue, I wondered what would a beast like that be frightened of?Perhaps a little ankle biter.” This is an edition from the same sculpture which is on exhibit in the park.

Scot W. Thompson
Scot Thompson’s long‐standing fascination with sculpting different elements together started during his youth in Colorado while working in his grandfather’s wood and metal shop. In 1991, Thompson began serving in the army and traveled throughout the Middle East participating in the Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations. His exposure to pain, fatigue, and destruction only heightened his fascination with these concepts, and has been constantly reflected in his artwork.In addition, his obsession with distillation and abstraction of figures born from a unique process combining wood, iron, bronze and other strong and natural materials has continued. In 2001, he began an apprenticeship with Andrej Pitynski at the Johnson Atelier, becoming part of the teaching staff in the sand foundry. Later he worked and taught at the Digital Stone Project.  He currently lives in New York and maintains a studio at Grounds for Sculpture. http://www.scotthompsonartist.com

Scot W. Thompson
Fast Food
, 2001
Cast iron
20” x 14” x 4”
Starting bid: $2,300
The first iron sculpture made by Thompson featuring a psychological still life.

 

Clifford Ward
Clifford Ward is a sculptor/painter who has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums. Having been a member of the technical teaching staff at the Johnson Atelier, he has taught many workshops in a special technique for using plaster bandage that was developed by the artist. Clifford maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture.

Clifford Ward
Awakening
, 2009
Mixed media (plaster bandage)
22” x 15” x 15”
Starting bid: $570
Large egg-like piece with directional crayon drippings on a base.

Clifford Ward
Masked Tattoo,
2009
Mixed media (plaster bandage)
17” x 8” x 13”
Starting bid: $1,570
Anthropomorphic mask.

Andrew Wilkinson
“My dual background in fine art and commercial art, specifically marketing and media communications, has led me to develop a style that borrows from both popular culture and subcultures. Combined with an interest in Surrealism and Pop Art, my work explores the re-contextualization of ordinary objects, where a conscious choice of materials alters the perception and function of such quotidian objects. I typically draw inspiration from my childhood memories and notions of cultural displacement. In addition, much of my art communicates a social critique of mass consumption by exploiting the paradox of consumerism and the power of iconography. I strive to make work that mimes the concepts and aesthetics behind manufactured products and that which engenders rumination on the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’.” http://www.arwilkinson.com

Andrew Wilkinson
Paper Bag,
2008
Bronze
10” x 5.5” x 14”
Starting bid: $1,200

Andrew Wilkinson
Gnome,
2009
Aluminum
2.5” x 6.75” x 2”
Starting bid: $375

Autin Wright

Autin Wright, who is originally from Kingston, Jamaica, has been a staff member of the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture since 1993, where he is currently the technical supervisor for Paint and Patina.  In 1985, he earned his Fine Arts and Art Education Diploma from the Edna Manley School of Visual Art in Kingston, Jamaica, and then moved to the United States to attend school at the Connecticut Institute of Art, Greenwich, CT, graduating in 1991. He maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture. http://www.autinwright.com

Autin Wright
Abstract Wood Sculpture I
, 2011
Black walnut and tinted epoxy
34” x 17” x 17”
Starting bid: $5,720
An abstract exploration of forms in wood.

Autin Wright
Abstract Wood Sculpture II
, 2011
Black walnut and tinted epoxy
34” x 17” x 17”
Starting bid: $5,720
An abstract exploration of forms in wood.

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