Repurposed
Exhibition Dates: May 1 - June 4, 2015

 

Repurposed: A juried exhibition of art focusing on repurposed items,
bringing them to new life through the creative process. 
 

 


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Featuring artwork by:

Karen Biechler
Christine Casten
Joe Dooling
Cheryl Hueffmeier
John W. Kunze
Gary Pearson
Richard Shallert

First Place:
Mad Maxien
Cheryl Hueffmeier.
 

Second Place:
Goddess
Joe Dooling
 

Third Place:
Time Machine
Suzanne Lowry

Honorable Mention:
Long Nose Louis
Joe Dooling
 

Honorable Mention:
Carbon Shadows
Richard Schallert
 

People's Choice Award:
Circle of Friends
Cheryl Hueffmeier
Juror’s Statement: 
     What a great show, and thank you to everyone that submitted work. Giving objects a second life is no easy task, as you have to respect the previous life of the item and give it a new life at the same time. The works selected were able to walk that line between a previous use and a new use in a thoughtful and inventive manner by letting the materials speak for themselves. Mad Maxien was chosen because of the variety, scale, detail and humor imbedded in the work. Goddess has an excellent flow from the rigidity of the steel that tapers and disperses into the wood, giving the entire object a very organic feel. Time Machine has a cantankerous feel of a clock/clock designer gone haywire. Long Nose Louie and Carbon Shadows both make strong external references to animals, other artworks (Picasso’s Bull) and our potential demise via technology. Congratulations, and keep repurposing!   ~ Brian Zimmerman
ABOUT THE JUROR:  Brian Zimmerman is an artist, teacher and custom fabricator based in St. Louis, Missouri and currently an assistant professor at Webster University teaching sculpture. He holds a BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA focused in sculpture and public art from the University of California San Diego. His work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and through public art commissions in Texas, California and Missouri, and is in the collections of the Las Vegas Art Museum, Avila University and Brookhaven College.
Having previously worked as a full-time custom fabricator, his skills and interests travel between wood, metal, plastic, foam, casting, CNC milling and 3D printing. In his studio practice, his materials have ranged from traditional sculptural media to old boats, baking flour, electronics, motor oil, light, and many items found in thrift stores, estate sales and refuse bins. His work focuses around viewer experience, pathos, the influence of site on sculpture, and a search for the sublime through flawed objects.
Art and Awareness At Framations: We strive to periodically host exhibits that incorporate awareness in areas that affect our community. For this exhibit, Framations partnered with Leftovers Etc, a community-based educational and environmental resource and learning center that provides affordable traditional and non-traditional school supplies for use as learning tools as well as a whole host of recycled materials for all functions facilitating reuse. In this exhibition, we call attention to how Leftovers benefits our community, as well as how artists benefit from what the center has to offer when creating work for this exhibit. A portion of sales from this exhibition benefited Leftovers. 
 
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