Past Exhibits: Fantastic Mechanics

Sean Pace of Asheville, North Carolina & Robert Sulkin of Roanoke, Virginia are imaginative engineers in the studio. Sean Pace creates mixed-media sculptures that often have a complex network of motors and gears. With human intervention they can be set into motion and facilitate surprising activities such as painting an abstract picture of shooting a rubber chicken. Robert Sulkin concocts elaborate ready made sculptures and then photographs them as still lifes in black and white, some with mathematic formulas and other notations superimposed on the final image. These document the musings of a fictional inventor trying to devise solutions for the world’s complex problems. To different ends, the fantastical machines of Pace and Sulkin invoke absurdity and conjure magic.

RELATED EVENTS:

Public Reception Thursday, February 7 6-8pm

Robert Sulkin Lecture at Emory & Henry College 3/26 @ 7:30pm-Board of Visitors Lounge at E&H’s Van Dyke Center

Sean Pace Lecture at ETSU 3/27 @ 3pm in the Art Annex

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