(From The Brock News, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | by Alison Innes)
Brock Visual Arts students have been busy pouring, carving and cutting in preparation for their sculpture exhibition taking place Wednesday, July 4. Angelina Turner, a third-year Concurrent Education student, checks the silicone mould she made for her poured plaster bottle sculpture. Students have been working with cardboard, plaster, soapstone and styrofoam over the course of the semester as they explore the fundamentals of 3D work. They meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. twice a week to design, construct and analyze sculptures in VISA2F05 Introduction to Sculpture. Students will be completing a final project in their chosen medium for the class exhibition at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts gallery.
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts (MIWSFPA)
VISA GALLERY and Student Exhibition Space
OPENING RECEPTION: WEDNESDAY, JULY 4: 3PM TO 6PM
JULY 5 TO 21, THURSDAYS TO SATURDAY: 1-5 PM
Upcoming exhibition takes a closer look at trash
What if a cardboard box wasn’t just a box? Or a discarded bottle not a bottle?
Students at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) hope to challenge our relationship with everyday objects in their upcoming exhibition Gleaners.
The sculpture class has been gleaning materials from dumpsters and garbage cans to create new works of art with materials that are often used, misused, and taken for granted.
“We are running out of landfills for our trash, and because of our carelessness, items are wasting in the ground,” says student Angeline Turner.
“By using mostly found and recycled materials, the artists are making an effort to not only the help the environment but also to show that by thinking outside the box, we can reduce waste.”
The exhibition opens with a free public reception on July 4, 3-6 p.m. in the VISA Gallery at MIWSFPA and will be available during normal gallery hours July 21.