The 2018 Sculptures
BILHENRY WALKER – “Cosmic Slot” and “Solo Spyro”
BILHENRY WALKER introduced light into his first paintings in 1968, having been influenced by SoCal Art-and-Technology gurus, Robert Irwin and Doug Wheeler. He has continued this modest exploration into the 21st century using both neon and LED-flex as his current lighting source. In 2013 WALKER began creating sculptures using LED-flex as a means of capturing the interior essence of his biologically inspired forms. Light appears to fill the entire interiors, limited only by their exterior shapes. Several of these pieces are or have been on display at the Artisan Forge Sculpture Park in Eau Claire , WI. Others were recently exhibited at the Gallery of Wisconsin Art in West Bend WI.
STEVE FISCHER – “Holy Big Bird”
STEVE FISCHER has been creating sculptures in Cor-ten Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum since the mid 70’s. His seductive ribbons of steel defy the hardness of the metal he fabricates with such perfection. He is a master welder with the technique to create seamless forms which float effortlessly in the air. Many of Fischer’s available pieces can be viewed at his “Sculpture Farm” in SE Wisconsin by appointment.
PETER LUNDBERG – “All Dressed Up” and “Growth”
PETER LUNDBERG’S sculptures are a view into his unconscious mind, a landscape of very primitive things, rudimentary elements of life, nature, science, spirituality and passion. For both the maker and viewer, sculpture, like music, carries a beat, a pulsing motion directed to and from the soul that when reveled in takes us into dreamlike states of mind. This state leads to questions and answers, uncovering mysteries, which ultimately give meaning to life’s journey. Lundberg is an internationally famous sculptor whose work is in collections in Australia, Sweden, Germany, China and throughout the USA.
JOHN E. BANNON – “Boolean Still Life”
JOHN E. BANNON used a Boolean data set in the composition of a sphere intersecting a cube. The vertical element represents a stem in the depiction of a flower in a pot and, at the same time, symbolizes the connection in the relationship of mathematics and nature. By presenting universal elements of visual perception from an aesthetically unique point of view, I work to create an experience that will open the viewer’s mind to inspiration and new ways of thinking. Born in 1966, from Arlington Heights, Illinois and now residing in Chicago, Bannon is a multi-media visual artist and educator whose work is seen in public and private collections worldwide. An adjunct assistant professor at the school of the art institute of Chicago, he earned a BFA degree in painting in 1990 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MFA degree in studio from the school of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002.
David Wells, Curator
David Wells serves as Gallery Director at Edgewood College, in charge of the art gallery exhibition program and college collections. He is also Artistic Director of GLEAM: Art in a New Light for Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. Wells has pursued interdisciplinary interests as a curator, arts administrator and practicing artist for over 35 years. David founded Curators Conversations Wisconsin, serves on the Wisconsin Visual Arts Achievement Awards selection panel (Museum of Wisconsin Art) and recently juried the 2016 Northeast Wisconsin Art Annual (Neville Public Museum, Green Bay) and Wisconsin Artwest 2017 (L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire).