Location: Michele Tuegel Contemporary, 320 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Exhibition Jack King: Crossing Boundaries
Opening: June 11, 2016 – Saturday evening 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Informal Gallery Talk with the artist 6:00 pm
To coincide with St. Pete’s Second Saturday ArtWalk
Exhibit Dates: June 11 – July 16, 2016
Description: “Jack King makes the most out of sculpture’s provocative power of presence. His work—which, in his words, represents “an inseparable marriage between the medium, the processes, and the idea”– radiates the sheer confidence of its own necessity, which stems from a refusal to put it into any reductive, interpretive box that might be applied. It leads our minds, if we let it, in directions we never quite knew were there before—and, intrigued, we follow, contemplating the possible meanings of the poetic titles King gives his works; or pondering the exuberant juxtaposition of King’s materials, forms, and references; or, as King says, he happily allows, mapping our own meanings onto the experience of the work. – excerpt from article by Stephen Greco, Director of Content for Classical TV, New York.
Jack King is Professor of Art at the University of Tampa and a prolific artist with a powerful mastery of raw materials such as bronze, iron, stone, and wood, which he adapts with precision to construct sculptural forms and relief wall pieces. Combined with other mixed materials and an innate sense of design, King creates dynamic compositions using familiar imagery in unexpected ways – transcending his sculptural object-making into current, cultural themes. Through the eyes of the artist, this exhibition, Crossing Boundaries, celebrates our collective human sense of wonder and discovery.
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm. Mondays by appointment. Events are free and open to the public.
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