The Sculpture Center, an incubator not-for-profit organization supporting emerging sculpture, performance, and expanded media artists in Ohio and its greater region, is excited to announce that on Friday, June 9, three early and mid-career sculpture and mixed media artists were selected by visiting juror Steve Locke to receive awards for their work in The Sculpture Center’s annual summer exhibition of small sculpture.
The first place winner selected by Locke was Kaylon Khorsheed for her environmental reclamation piece Untitled, Mary Skrenta received second place for her set of erotic mixed media sculptures, Eulogia, and James Barker was awarded third place for his nostalgic sculpture, Green Trees, Red Sky, inspired by the romanticized American Midwest.
“The artists herein deal with things coming together and coming apart, address group dynamics, challenge personhood, and ask us to reconsider things that we could have easily overlooked,” Locke says, speaking of all 21 artists and their work in After the Pedestal, the 10th exhibition of small sculpture from the region. “Each of (the artists) asks us not just to look, but to linger, to empathize, and perhaps to understand — others and ourselves. In their criticality and rigor, these artists hold a vital place in the contemporary dialog around sculpture.”
After the Pedestal, the 10th exhibition of small sculpture from the region, is On View Now – August 11, 2017 in the Main Gallery and Euclid Gallery of The Sculpture Center. Admission is free and parking is free.