Yes, in-person gallery hours are back!
Gravity/Levity: A Juried Members’ Exhibition
July 9 through August 16, experience
We are thrilled to welcome you back to the galleries for Gravity/Levity, our first exhibition dedicated entirely to sculpture. Beginning Thursday, July 9 at noon, our doors will be open to you again.
Gravity: weight; a fundamental physical force by which all things with mass or energy are brought toward one another; a dignity or sobriety of bearing
Levity: excessive or unseemly frivolity; lightness of mind; lightness in weight
Gravity/Levity, a juried exhibition of three-dimensional artwork, is the first all-sculpture show at ArtsWorcester. Lisa Crossman, Curator of American Art and Arts of the Americas at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, selected twenty-nine sculptures by twenty-five artists that capture approaches to weight and weightlessness.
Works both earnest and ironic employ materials ranging from cast glass, carved stone and wood, ceramic, and steel, to paper, recycled electronics, fishnet tights, and gummy bears. Visitors will find cereal boxes imitating military equipment, concrete that encourages a change in direction, twigs and toothpicks mirroring industrial machinery, and colorful mesh produce bags that reflect a family’s history of consumption.
Sculpture is historically perceived as having significant weight, both in poundage and gravitas. The works in this show confirm and contradict that sentiment, while asking us to consider the relationship between material and message.
I am pleased to have had my work, “Woman Of Substance” included in this juried show. To have a better idea of the full range of work included, go to my Facebook page to see videos of the entire show (which are listed as “public”) or better yet, go to the more professional video on Arts Worcester’s website.
Some still images from the show.
More still images.