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Stealth Sculpture Project Enlivens WID Workspace

We've enlivened our workspace for researchers on the third floor of the Discovery building, thanks to the help of Lynda Barry.

Sculpture by Victor Castro / Photo by Christian Inouye, WID

We’ve enlivened our workspace for researchers on the third floor of the Discovery Building, thanks to the help of Lynda Barry. Barry, who’s a cartoonist, Discovery Fellow and assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity at WID, curates the “Stealth Sculpture Project” to showcase thought-provoking art pieces that will stop WID’s researchers in their tracks. These rotating works of art come from faculty members and MFA students in the UW-Madison Art Department. Next to each display, a small card asks: These sculptures are a metaphor for a problem you are trying to solve. What is it? You can find Barry’s art describing the project in her spring and summer posters. Watch a video, where Barry and Tom Loeser from the Art Department explain the project.

 

December 2014

2nd floor

STUDIO NOTATIONS – paintings, prints, and sculptures

by Derrick Buisch http://www.202c.com/    

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Before WID was constructed, the buildings on this block housed artists’ studios. Derrick Buisch’s was on the second floor in approximately the location where this painting stands now. In the background of the piece, there is a silkscreened image of a painting on an easel. It’s a photo he took of his work in his studio when it was where WID currently stands. The piece has finally come full circle (or its presence creates a time/space warp of sorts).

3rd floor

PLAYTIME – altered books and an invitation to play

by Bird Ross  http://www.birdross.com/ 

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A contest was held in conjunction with Bird Ross’s show. The participants of Tea @ 3 were encouraged to create from the blocks and toys from Bird’s exhibit.

 

4th floor

SADDLEBIRD – sculpture

by Rhea Vedro  https://sites.google.com/site/rheavedro/

SaddleBird by Rhea Vedro

 

Stealth sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderworlds by Rachel Bruya (photos above and below) creates buildings that are mere facades, delicately standing by the weight of the paper they are printed on. They have no foundations. They are constantly searching for the perfect surroundings, moving and shifting until they are comfortable. Gravity pulls buildings inward, other times foliage and facade become one. Structures seem to dance, contrasting their silent counterparts. Bruya works in a range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture.

Stealth sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID

Stealth sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID

Positions by artist Jeannine Shinoda (photo above) was created as a nomadic space maker that would move a person through a range of postures while emphasizing visual direction and the sensations of enclosure. Shinoda is an architect and artist working with sculpture and performance. She is in her final year of the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Stealth sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID

Re-cast by Tina Cady (photos above and below) is a participatory piece that invites the viewer to take part in the collective storytelling process. Each small fur covered book in a sentence can be placed, or mixed and matched with other books to create a story using the same central figures but with different outcomes or motivations. The created stories, recorded on paper, will be collected and logged in an online archive starting in January 2015 at thewolfbook.com. Cady is an interdisciplinary artist and recently finished her Master of Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Stealth sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID

Key Blanket stealth sculpture by Christian Inouye / WID

Pelt (photos above and below) by Kathleen Kennedy, who is a 2014 graduate of the Art Department MFA program who specializes in metals. Key Blanket stealth sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID
Sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID Carcass exhibit sculptures by Jason Gray.

Carcass sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID Carcass exhibit sculptures by Jason Gray. Sculpture photo by Christian Inouye / WID

Sculpture by Michael Velliquette / Photo by Christian Inouye, WID Plexiglass and string sculpture by Michael Velliquette. See artist website.

Sculpture by Michael Velliquette / Photo by Christian Inouye, WID

stealth-sculpture-3-14-web-9 Sculpture by Victor Castro. Materials: paper cups, plastic cups, clothes pins, tin cans, discarded plastic food trays. See artist website.

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Sculpture by Victor Castro / Photo by Christian Inouye, WID Sculpture by Victor Castro. Materials: paper cups, plastic cups, clothes pins, tin cans, discarded plastic food trays. See artist website. Stealth sculpture photo by M. English / WID

Hanging ceramic sculptures by Natasha Hovey. Read artist statement. Stealth sculpture photo by M. English / WID

Wood sculptures by Sylvie Rosenthal Stealth sculpture photo by M. English / WID

Car sculpture photo by M. English/WID Car sculpture photo by M. English/WID

Car sculpture by Heather McCalla Art photo by Christian Inouye / WID

Karlovich exhibit by Angela Richardson, comprising 18 boxes, 7 oilcans, 3 ladders, a stool and a pair of shop glasses. Art photo by Christian Inouye / WID Art photo by Christian Inouye / WID Rattle sculpture photo by M. English / WID Rattle sculpture photo by M. English / WID

Head sculptures by Maren Munoz Crochet sculpture photo by M. English / WID

Hyperbolic sculptures by Gabriele Meyer Stealth Art photo by M. English/WID

Wood sculptures by Lynda Barry Stealth Art photo by M. English/WID

Bench by Tom Loeser Stealth art photo by P. Pointer/WID

Wood stool by Tom Loeser Stealth Art photo by M. English/WID Chair sculpture by Heather McCalla Photo by M. English/WID

Monstruary sculptures by Jason Gray Photo by M. English/WID Photo by M. English/WID Photo by M. English/WID


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