Carole's Picks

Carole's Picks: Bill Fitzgibbons by Carole Feuerman

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Carole's monthly artist selection for September is Bill Fitzgibbons. The sculptor has exhibited in numerous locations across the globe, gaining notoriety for his large-scale public installations which explore light, color, and their combined effect upon space.

'Light Rails'- 2013

'Light Rails'- 2013

Recently, Fitzgibbons created a social sculpture art performance called 'Passages' in March 2014.  The piece was originally performed at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, Texas.  It was also restaged on a section of the Brownsville, Texas border (as seen in the featured video below). 

View Bill Fitzgibbons' website HERE.

Carole's Picks: Linda Cole by Carole Feuerman

by Kelsey Zalimeni

It is time yet again for a new edition in the Carole's Picks series. This month features established artist and Michigan native Linda Cole. Cole has spent time in Ann Arbor, New York, and London experimenting with textiles and design.  Over the years she developed a distinctive style which brought material and space into play with one another.  Her works are ethereal and imaginative, with a sound balance struck through structure and order.

'Rain'  (2011)

'Rain' (2011)

Cole works in large scale multimedia, often displayed as public installations.  Audiences are asked to engage with the pieces spatially, as they occupy a large portion of the display location.  One also considers the relation of parts to a whole in this encounter, admiring the small components of a work like 'Rain' and their role in the overall composition. 

'Elevated Air'  (2008)

'Elevated Air' (2008)

Cole continues to create these marvelous installations, exhibiting in cities all over the country and abroad.  For more information on this artist, visit her website HERE.

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Carole's Picks: John Clement by Carole Feuerman

by Kelsey Zalimeni

It's time again for the monthly edition of Carole's Picks.  July's featured artist is John Clement, a minimalist sculptor specializing in large-scale public works.  Clement's interlocking coils of steel create a dynamic, centrifugal energy that draws viewers into the work while safely providing sections to sit, lean or stand on.  The pieces are titled after the objects that inspired them, such as the select works shown below: 'Tusk', 'Squirt' and 'Orange Blossom'.

Clement creates these sculptures with intent to offer viewers multiple options for encounter- some enjoy quiet reflection, others gather round for social rituals, and still more take the opportunity for spatial investigation.  The versatility of the work and the intersubjectivity of its experience make for a durable relevance across the ages. 

View John Clement's profile here.