FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Gallery Owners Contact Person: Mike McClung and/or Warren Campbell Company Name: Michael Warren Contemporary Telephone Number: 303-635-6255 Email Address: [email protected] Web site address: www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com
Scholar Rocks New work by Jeff Baldus with concurrent exhibit by Brian Shields July 16 - August 24, 2019
Receptions: Opening Reception, Friday, July 19 (5-8pm) Artist Talk: Saturday, July 20 (10:30am – 12pm) First Friday Art Walk, August 2 (6-9pm) Third Friday Art Reception, August 16 (5-8pm)
Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present “Scholar Rocks – new work by Jeff Baldus.” We will have a concurrent exhibition of new work by Brian Shields. There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 19, 5-8pm and an informal Artist Talk the next morning, 10:30-noon.
We are pleased to present new bronze works by Jeff Baldus. Baldus presents us with two series that he has been investigating for several years; the first he calls “Scholar Rocks” and the second “Teevolutions.” In the Scholar Rocks, Jeff begins with rotting box elder tree trunks showcasing the twisting, asymmetry, off balance, thinness, openness, and perforations that he finds in the wood – all characteristics valued in Chinese scholar rocks. Intellectuals have valued these rocks for thousands of years for their ability to inspire creativity, conversation, and contemplation. The second group of works come from the series called Teevolutions. Baldus incorporates golf tees into found branches. The resulting new forms feel familiar although not quite recognizable.
MWC presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. The gallery also showcases artists in the additional viewing rooms of the gallery. MWC consigns an extensive collection of fine art prints from career artists practicing all over the world.