Intent: A Tool Show
Curated by Miranda Kyle and Jake Weigel
This exhibition will highlight the engineering and creative brilliance that goes into making sculptures by focusing on the jigs, patterns, ideas, software and tools used to create the work. It can be argued favorably that the process of creation is just as much a work of art as the object or performance it results in. The remnants of the creative process are often cast aside with little value associated with them; whether these are notes, sketches, prototypes or failed attempts, the artifacts are insightful. From the mundane and utilitarian, this show repositions the artifacts from the periphery of the iron casting process to hold a place of prominence all on their own. It is through these relics that we gain insight to the artist’s innermost creative drivers.
Application deadline : February 18, 2018
Accepted works due : May 16, 2018
Exhibition : May 26–June 30, 2018
Artists are responsible for shipping or hand delivering their work to and from the Suraci Gallery. Return shipping must be prepaid by the artist and enclosed with the artwork. Please use sturdy, reusable packaging. Accepted works may be hand delivered to the Suraci Gallery during normal business hours.
Entries must be received no later than midnight EST on Sunday, February 18th. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.
Artists may submit up to 3 process related elements. These can include concept drawings, modified or specially made tools and jigs, a six pack of PBR and cigarettes, mold pieces, failed castings, performance artifacts, and 3d renders/prints. Whatever is part of your process, we want to see it!
Submissions should be in the following format and include:
Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_FinishedProduct.jpeg ← Hi Res Image of the finished piece/performance the artifact/process pieces facilitated.
Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_ImageList ← Word Doc listing the objects submitted and their description
Artist’sLastName_TitleofShow_ArtistStatement ← 250 word artist statement
Please submit all materials to Miranda and Jake at: email@example.com by 5pm EST, February 18, 2018.