Where We Live, Work, and Play
Part of Celebrating 40 Years of Art.
Sculptural and kinetic works investigating playful activities, working tasks and the nature of us as we live, work and
play in our neighborhood. Featuring sculpture by Martijn van Wagtendonk, Caryn van Wagtendonk, Jennifer Desormeaux Graycheck, Tad Gloeckler, Cameron Lyden and Michael Oliveri.
(pictured: Core, by Tad Gloeckler)
Ages: All (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Dates: Saturday, May 30 - Saturday, August 1, 2015
Times: Tuesday and Thursday: Noon - 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lyndon House Arts Center, 706-613-3623
NEW - Gallery Talk and Walk Through with artists from the exhibit - "Where We Live Work & Play".
Saturday June 6th, 1:00 pm
About the Artists:
Michael Oliveri’s studio is a product design think tank, an experimental building site, and a hub of inspiration, teaching, working and playing. In the yard of his studio is a shipping container turned surfboard shaping booth. Included in this exhibit are Michael’s designed surfboard tools and his first hand built surfboard. During the course of this exhibit, one weekend during the summer, the visitor may find the surfboard on loan as Michael is anxious to give it a try in the waves!
Michael is a California native having received his Masters from UCLA. His artworks and design works are exhibited worldwide and he has collaborated with many partnering agents in the science and engineering fields. Michael is a Professor at the Dodd School of Art, UGA and is represented by Dashboard Coop in Atlanta.
Jennifer Desmoreaux Graycheck
The Mastery of the Mile, is a meditation into the training for a marathon, the physical aspects of the body and its place in the landscape. Jennifer uses extreme sports and recreation as materials for her mixed media sculpture and photography. “My work explores the patterns and cycles of a personal journey through physical forms. These conceptual concerns are often documents of time, place, and action, wherein the labored examination of life’s perspicacity and the temporal elements of one’s existence are brought to attention.”
Born in Louisiana, Jennifer Desormeaux Graycheck is a true Cajun, artist and athlete. Jennifer received an MFA from the Dodd School of Art at UGA. She has exhibited regionally; some places include The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana and The Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama. She currently resides in New Iberia, Louisiana, making work and teaching photography, design, and digital courses at Episcopal School of Acadiana.
Tad Gloeckler’s multidisciplinary installations inhabit the overlap between art and design, first engaging people in subtle ways through its detailed surface followed by gentle cues that reveal thought provoking concepts regarding labor and ourselves. From the simple task of cutting an apple, arrives a monumental and majestic contraption and machine designed to complete the chore. Tad incorporates elements of sculpture, industrial design, performance, furniture design, ritual, graphic design, landscape into complex assemblages, using a range of techniques from hand carving to industrial computerized milling. Tad's work is about encouraging people to look at the world around them in new ways, questioning assumptions that are often buried.
”My creative projects express a deep respect for nature, materials, and design. I hope to encourage viewers to reexamine familiar objects and surroundings, cultivate a curiosity of all earth life forms and processes, and contemplate unique meditations of nature and human existence.”
Tad is an award winning artist and designer and has exhibited widely. He is a Professor of Interior Design at the Dodd School of Art, UGA
Cameron Lyden creates exquisite objects, tools, toys, weapons fabricated for imaginative play and magical inquiry. A jeweler by profession, these intimate scaled sculptural pieces are sophisticated yet whimsical, elegant and inventive. It is his goal to offer the viewer an opportunity to feel a sense of childlike wonder as they explore the faux history of these objects.
“Working predominantly in wood and brass, I utilize traditional jewelry making techniques to adorn carved and fabricated wooden tool forms. I pair faux weathering with moments of refined craft to create a balance the extremes of the ornamented and dilapidated. I use varying faux weathering techniques to create the illusion of previous use and to allude to the object’s (false) history.”
Cameron Lyden is an Athens based artist who received his MFA in Jewelry and Metalwork from the University of Georgia in 2015, and his BFA in Jewelry from Kent State University in 2012. Originally from Bay Village, Ohio, his work is inspired by dreary Midwestern winter landscapes paired with his love for ornate objects and tools.
Martijn van Wagtendonk and Caryn Marquardt van Wagtendonk are collaborative tinkerers. Using found treasures, mechanical devices, handmade prizes, this duo designs and builds functional clocks, kinetic machines.
Martijn van Wagtendonk was born in 1974 in the Netherlands. After study at the Willem de Kooning Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Academy of Visual Arts), in Rotterdam, van Wagtendonk received his BFA in sculpture from the Fontys Academie voor Beeldende Vorming (Academy for Visual Forming) in Tilburg. In order to pursue graduate studies, Martijn moved to the United States. He went on to receive an MFA in sculpture from the Ohio State University, and later, to bolster his interest in video and cinematic arts, he received an MFA in Experimental Animation from the School of Film and Video at California Institute of the Arts. This combination of study is evident when looking at van Wagtendonk’s work – which is typically a conglomeration of 3D pieces, mechanics, and projected film – all designed and handcrafted by the artist. Martijn is a Professor of Art at the Dodd School, UGA and is the recipient of the 2012 Artprize.