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Maryland Upcoming Exhibits – Bathgate, Valluzzi (2 different shows)

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I just received Chris Bathgate‘s new newsletter.   He’s a very unique and interesting sculptor, and was a featured artist on my blog.  His work reminds me of the coolest high vacuum goodies you’ll ever hold in your hot little hands.  Here’s one of his recent pieces, titled ML622254434732323.  Pretty cool, right?

Chris is having a show in Baltimore Maryland in early September:

The Baker Artist Awards

2012 September 5, 2012 – October 7, 2012

The Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

I also just received word from the Annmarie Sculpture garden and art Center in Solomons, Maryland.  My mixed media piece “Tree of Life 1” has been accepted into their National group show, “Glitz”.

Glitz: art that sparkles to be exhibited at Annmarie, October 19, 2012 – January 13, 2013

Tree of Life 1 under retroreflective lighting (more about this piece here, WIP photos here)



Other posts on the Tree of Life Series:

Exhibit “Glitz” at Annmarie Sculpture Park, Solomons, Maryland, Featuring Tree of Life 1

WIP Tree of Life 1

Tree of Life 1 finished

Tree of Life 2 WIP and finished

Tree of Life 3,4,5 WIP

Abstracted Oak and Birch Studies (drawings)

Evolutionary Tree (Drawing)

4 Responses

  1. robpixaday

    Wow!!!!! so wonderful!!! Congratulations!!

    • nerdlypainter

      Hi Rob,
      Thanks – the Maryland show is ongoing through Mid March. I was impressed with the museum and grounds and the curation was interesting too. There was one piece where the artist took a crocheted mesh pattern and seeded it with sugar crystals. The crochet was immersed in a tank of tinted sugar water and coral-like patterns of rock candy started to slowly grow over time (they have a few later stage examples on exhibit). Another person did these weighty terracotta sculptures shaped to look like soft pillows. If I had to find a common theme I’d say they chose work that transformed the media used and the viewer’s expectations for that media. Which is appropriate for a show called “Glitz”, since the glitter and glam are also transformative.
      I absolutely love Bathgate’s work – hope I can get to one of his exhibits someday. Reminds me of labs I’ve known and loved, and objects that I was sooooo tempted to touch in those labs (but fingerprints are very bad and the hands stayed in the pockets)

  2. robpixaday

    Sounds absolutely fascinating and beautiful!

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