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Art31 Material World: Glass, Rubber and Paper
March 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - May 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm$3
Material World – Glass, Rubber & Paper is presented by Dorman Financial Management. Art31 is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
The centerpiece of Art31, Material World- Glass, Rubber & Paper exhibition, explores organic forms in a diverse media created by contemporary artists from both coasts and installed both inside the A&H’s Maitland Art Center galleries and throughout the National Historic Landmark campus.
Featuring the works of Dale Chihuly, Jason Hackenwerth, Lorrie Fredette and Paige Smith:
Dale Chihuly – Known internationally as a preeminent glass artist, Dale Chihuly’s works capture the imagination with their inspired, organic forms. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including twelve honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Chihuly pieces on display are on loan from Florida collections. The Chihuly pieces are on loan from the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College in Florida.
Jason Hackenwerth, “It Tasted Like Lead” – Recognized by museums, galleries, and the arts media across the world for his sculptural latex balloon installations across the world, Jason Hackenwerth will transform Gallery 3 with his organic and biological forms utilizing hundreds of balloons. Hackenwerth studied the Savannah College of Art and Design and Webster University, St. Louis, MO. He is a past recipient of a Pollack-Krasner grant and has received acclaim throughout the international art world for his work at Art Basel and many museums from New York to Edinburgh. Hackenwerth’s latex sculptures provide a vivid juxtaposition with Chihuly’s glass works. In addition to his gallery installation at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center, Hackenwerth will also translate his work into wearable mobile sculptures. The Wearables will pop up in guerrilla style mini-exhibitions across Orange County throughout Art31.
Lorrie Fredette, “The Lack of Distinction” – Hudson Valley-based artist Lorrie Fredette creates site-specific installations inspired by current medical and environmental news stories. The elegance and lightness of the installations belie the serious subject matter. Fredette has a BFA in sculpture from Indiana University and exhibits her work across the US, including an installation in December at the 2015 Art Basel Miami. Fredette’s work in wax will crawl across the walls and ceilings of Gallery 2.
Paige Smith – Los Angeles artist Paige Smith is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer noted for her “Urban Geodes” street project. Made of paper and resin, Smith creates small sculptures resembling geodes and installs them in to nooks of buildings, walls and abandoned spaces across the U.S. Art31 will be Smith’s first installation in the Southeastern United States. The Maitland Art Center’s Mayan Revival architecture and hundreds of outdoor reliefs and murals will be a perfect match for the unexpected pleasure of stumbling upon Smith’s installations in nooks and crannies.
Tuesday – Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm
*Closed Major Holidays
Seniors (55+ & Kids 4-18): $2.00
A&H Members & Children (3 & under): FREE