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OOTB: Artist Talks

February 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 31, 2016

2015 Outside of the Box Exhibition Map

Select artists from the 2015–16 Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will give slide lectures about their work, tracing the development of their art, and contextualizing their pieces now installed on the grounds of JCSM. Free admission thanks to our business partners, but advance ticket reservation is encouraged. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

A steel scuplture in the shape of a cone, with a small opening at the base

Artist Mike Wsol shown here with Lost Horizon #2. 

February 11: Mike Wsol, first-place winner

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Mike Wsol is a multimedia artist who explores how architectural forms and cultural and political forces affect peoples’ lives and ability to function in different societies. His current projects take the form of interactive sculpture, computer generated models, photographs, drawings, and renderings. Wsol has exhibited in New York, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami, among other cities. Most recently, he presented solo exhibitions at Solomon Projects Gallery in Atlanta and at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. He received a M.Arch. from the University of Virginia, an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. and M.A. in three-dimensional studio from Eastern Illinois University. Wsol currently teaches three-dimensional studies at Georgia State University.

Artist Hanna Jubran shown here with Triad.

March 3: Hanna Jubran, honorable mention

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Hanna Jubran’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance, and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. He has participated in international sculpture symposia in Canada, Mexico, Lithuania, and Japan, and exhibited his art as far away as Estonia and Finland. Jubran received his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a sculpture professor and sculpture area coordinator at East Carolina University.

Artist Heath Matysek-Snyder sits next to his sculpture, made of wood and found objects.

Artist Heath Matysek-Snyder shown here with Komíny-NBS Explore.

March 31: Heath Matysek-Snyder, finalist

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Through a multi-faceted studio practice incorporating woodworking, furniture, design and sculpture, Heath Matysek-Snyder’s work investigates the bundling, stacking, and clustering of materials into and around forms. His materials take shape as furniture, as installation, and as interior-architecture. His most recent work explores themes of place and identity by embedding meaningful objects and artifacts within stacks of firewood. Matysek-Snyder earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been an artist-in-residence at San Diego State University and at Designed Objects Tasmania, in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. He has been a participating artist at Emma International Collaboration, in Ness Creek, Saskatchewan. In 2010, he co-founded Drift Studio, a design studio and product incubator. Matysek-Snyder is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. He teaches in the department of craft and material studies, where he is the wood/furniture design area head.


February 11, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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