Exhibiting for the first time at the Seattle Art Fair (August 2-5, 2018), Long-Sharp Gallery (Indianapolis/New York) combines the work of five artists to present its inaugural exhibit, “Moving Art | Art Movements.”
“Moving Art” (most literally) will be presented in the form of kinetic sculpture by Gino Miles, Tarik Currimbhoy, and Dale Enochs, while “Art Movements” will be illustrated by the works of Surrealist master Joan Miro and British artist Wayne Warren.
Gino Miles hand-cuts and welds his work. Inspiration for his bronze and marine-grade stainless steel sculptures is found in delicate organic forms, which thrive around the artist’s Santa Fe studio -- be that the twisting vine of a morning glory or a seedling first sprouting from the soil. This body of work, now in its eighth year, took on its kinetic qualities when Miles sought to portray the forms the way he saw them – moving in the wind. Today his sculptures – ranging from small-scale [e.g. 12 inches tall/20 pounds] to monumental [e.g. 17-feet tall/over 2,000 pounds] -- are attached to their bases with a pin, allowing the works to be rotated at will. The balance reached in these structures reflects the mastery that only an artist who has honed his craft for 4+ decades can achieve.
Tarik Currimbhoy, architect and former instructor at the Pratt Institute, begins to envision his simple, elegant forms through complex mathematical and scientific calculations. The sculptures are made of solid metal – steel, bronze, or brass. They are perfectly weighted and perfectly balanced. Once touched, the sculptures sway back and forth until all of the energy from that touch is consumed. Bronze and brass sculptures are sand-casted; steel sculptures are fabricated.
Dale Enochs creates unique biomorphic sculptures from fine limestone, an unforgiving medium, which he contrasts with various metals and richly colored marble, resulting in unique and dramatic creations that seamlessly blend into their surroundings, no matter the environment. The large-scale sculptures, which appear rhythmic in movement due to their innovative shapes, boast texture and intricate detail throughout, creating an intimate viewing experience. Appearing almost weightless, despite their heavy material, the artist creates sculptures which lend themselves to interiors or exteriors alike, and evoke a feeling of conviviality, movement, dance, and buoyancy.
Together, these artists reignite a movement begun decades ago.
Catalan artist Joan Miro ignited what would later become the surrealist movement. Although Miro did not want to be identified with one “camp” or another, it is beyond cavil that his works catapulted surrealism into the movement for which it is known today.
Interestingly, new works by British artist Wayne Warren appear to move but -- in reality -- do not. Using lenticular technology, Wayne Warren’s newest work, “Fall”, appears to move left and right, up and down, but does no such thing. Through the use of specialized lenses, lenticular printing provides a three-dimensional viewing experience, resulting in the unique illusion of movement that is evident within the print.
Long-Sharp Gallery is delighted to present a uniquely interactive group show at its inaugural exhibition at the Seattle Art Fair. Please join us for this collaborative and interactive experience at booth J13.