OSO BAY BIENNIAL XXI: MATTER MATTERS – Juried Exhibition

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RESCHEDULED Juried Exhibition:
Weil Art Gallery
August 28-September 26, 2020

A primary component of this year’s biennial will be a national juried exhibition at the Weil Art Gallery, co-sponsored by TAMU-CC, Texas Sculpture Group and Midsouth Sculpture Alliance, and juried and curated by Sculpture Month Houston founder, Dr. Volker Eisele.

Dr. Eisele is the director and founder of ArtScan and directs the Rudolph Blume Fine Art/ArtScan Gallery at 1836 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas.  In 2016, Dr. Eisele co-founded the city-wide festival Sculpture Month Houston.
http://sculpturemonthhouston.org  
https://www.rudolphblume.com

Postcard image featuring: Amelia Key, Deidre Argyle,
Jennifer Crescuillo,   Jason Makepeace, and James Wade

The Islander Gallery invited artwork that utilizes traditional and/or contemporary methods of creating objects. Entries considered a third dimension (even if a narrow or variable one) and were created in a manner that the matter, materials, and techniques used matter to the concept, experience, and outcome of the artwork. Artwork selected by juror Dr. Volker Eisele will be on exhibit in the Islander Gallery August 28-September 26, 2020.

Below are the artists’ names and images of their artworks that were selected by juror Dr. Volker Eisele to be included in this juried exhibition. Several of these artworks will be on display during the upcoming rescheduled exhibition in the TAMU-CC Islander Art Gallery.

Artist: Deidre Argyle
Title: Temporal Landscape 3
Dimensions: 18inW x 14inD x 18inH
Media: porcelain, acrylic, light, baltic birch plywood
Year: 2019
Artist: Deidre Argyle
Title: Recomposed
Dimensions: 72
Media: porcelain, thread, steel
Year: 2018
Artist: Jill Bedgood
Title: Soliloquy
Dimensions: 8 ft x 10 ft x 10 inches
Media: Mixed Media: cast plater, hair, watercolor
Year: 2015
Artist: Silas Breaux
Title: Construct #3
Dimensions: 50in x 52in x 9in
Media: Relief Prints, Beeswax, and Wood
Year: 2018
Artist: Silas Breaux
Title: Construct #6
Dimensions: 25inx35inx5in
Media: Relief Prints, Beeswax, and Wood
Year: 2018
Artist: Geofffrey Broderick
Title: Oceanic
Dimensions: 12in x 24in x 9in
Media: Cast Iron
Artist: Jason Brown
Title: Survey
Description: A triangulated landscape set atop a tripod, this object combines a surveyor’s tripod with a fragment of a mountainous landscape. It was motivated by reclamation projects on abandoned mining sites. 
Dimensions: 48 x 18 x 8 inches
Media: cast iron, steel, flocking, paint
Year: 2020
Artist: Susan Budge
Title: Bronze Bird
Dimensions: 24in x 8in x 5in
Media: stoneware
Year: 2019
Artist: Green A Studios Collaborative
Title: Despeciation Study: Bearded Saki Habitat Fragmentation Aluminum Smelting Plant
Description: Cast aluminum tree stump, cast bronze replica of a Bearded Saki skull from a 3D print of a digital scan.
Dimensions: 36in x 6in x 6in
Media: Cast Aluminum, Cast Bronze
Year: 2019
Artist: Green A Studios Collaborative
Title: Conservation Study: Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle USDFW Hatchling Program Padre Island
Description: Styrofoam coolers containing local Texas beach sand and cast porcelain egg forms.
Dimensions: 42inx17inx12in 
Media: Styrofoam, spray paint, local sand, porcelain.
Year: 2019
Artist: Green A Studios Collaborative
Title: Despeciation Study: Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Commercial Fishing/Habitat Destruction
Description: Wall mounted aluminum frame, with fishing net, cast bronze object from a 3D printed digital scan of a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle skull.
Dimensions: 42in x 12in x 30 in
Media: Aluminum, Net, Bronze.
Year: 2019
Artist: Caroline Covington
Title: Vincible: Roach
Dimensions: 3in x 2in x 2in
Media: fabric and shelf
Artist: Jennifer Crescuillo
Title: TI-108
Description: made from recycled vitrolite
Dimensions: 7in x 4in x 1in
Media: kiln cast glass
Year: 2017
Artist: Jennifer Crescuillo
Title: Calcified Panasonic
Description: made from recycled factory glass
Dimensions:12in x 16 in x 7in
Media: kiln cast glass
Year: 2019
Artist: Jennifer Crescuillo
Title: Cassette Impression
Dimensions:3in x 5in x 2in
Media: kiln cast glass
Year: 2019
Artist: Kelly Curtiss
Title: Surmount
Dimensions:19in x 12in x 12.5in
Media: Cast Aluminum
Year: 2018
Artist: Kelly Curtiss
Title: Iron Knot
Dimensions: 5.5in x 5in x 7in
Media: Cast Iron
Year: 2017
Artist: Kelly Curtiss
Title: Knot 3
Dimensions: 6in x 6.5in x 4in
Media: Raku Ceramic
Year: 2018
Artist: Josie Del Castillo
Title: Healing, Learning, and Growing
Dimensions: 40 1/2 in x 48 in
Media: Oil on cut wood panels
Year: 2020
Artist: Janye Duryea
Title: Memory
Dimensions: 16in diameter X 8in wide
Media: Hot sculptured glass
Year: 2018
Artist: Kurt Dyrhaug
Title:Small Vertical Wing
Dimensions: 218in x 8in x 7.5in
Media: 3d print and metal coating
Year: 2019
Artist: Jeff Foster
Title: Antiquated Apparatus
Dimensions: 26in x 19in x 29in
Media: Ceramic
Year: 2019
Artist: Jack Gron
Title: Hard Rain 1
Dimensions: 13in X 5in X 8in
Media: laminated red oak
Year: 2019
Artist: Jack Gron
Title: The Great Sphinx and the Endless Enigma
Dimensions: 13in X 6in X 16in
Media: mixed woods, laminated and charred
Year: 2019
Artist: Stephen Hawks
Title: I too am in America
Dimensions: 33 in X 12 in X 7 in
Media: ceramic
Year: 2019
Artist: Meghan Hendley
Title: Requiem for the Corals
Description: This is a video of the sculpture signifying the haunting coloration of coral that is dying. The silicone acts as the fading structure while the lights show the life that once was there. By being on a female body, the connection between mother and mother earth is made.
Dimensions: 3 ft x 2 ft x 1 ft
Media: LED Lights, Mannequin, Silicone
Year: 2020
Artist: Haley Inyart
Title: Meat Table
Description: This piece started as a kitchen table and was transformed into the shape of a steak referencing the act of being more in tune with the food we are buying and eating. Each chair has an image of a cow hand carved on them. Two cows are dead, while the other two are alive.
Dimensions: 78 in. x 78 in. x 43 in
Media: wood
Year: 2019
Artist: Norman Kary
Title: We work the Black seam together
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 6
Media: cast figures and threat and wood
Year: 2019
Artist: Amelia Key
Title: Bloom
Dimensions: 5ft 4in x 8ft 4in x 10in
Media: mixed media
Year: 2018
Artist: Felipe Lopez   
Title: Purification System
Description: During The duration of the exhibition this piece a will grow a plant through the top of the sculpture using dyed water, over time the water will loose its coloration due to the purification process thus changing the nature of the plant.
Dimensions:10 ft x 4in x 6in
Media: acrylic pipe, wood, rocks, water pump, sand, metal, soil, flowers, organic cotton, charcoal
Artist: Jason Makepeace
Title: Deeply Embedded Aquamarine Kayak
Description: Sculpture is carved from one single log of Oak and then painted.
Dimensions: 22in x 14.5in x 15in
Media: Single Carved Log of Oak and Paint
Year: 2019
Artist: Jason Makepeace
Title: Tandem
Description: Sculpture is carved from one single log of Oak and then painted.
Dimensions: 32in x 9in x 9in
Media: Single Carved Log of Oak and Paint
Year: 2019
Artist: Peter Mangan
Title: Still Standing
Description: Abstracted figurative sculpture.
Dimensions: 36in x 16in x 11in
Media: steel, glass, copper, brass, and juniper wood
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Artist: Wells Mason
Title: Umasi Sculpture (‘Chopsticks’)
Description: This is ‘Chopsticks’ from The Umasi Collection. This is one of three pieces that are part of this installation. Since this installation suggests that art can’t be contained – it bursts out and enters your mind – this is the only piece of the installation that is wall-mounted. 
Dimensions: 36in x 27in x 13in
Media: wood, metal, paint
Artist: Wells Mason
Title: Umasi Sculpture (‘Chaos’)
Description: This is ‘Chaos’ from The Umasi Collection. This is one of three pieces that are part of this installation. Since this installation suggests that art can’t be contained – it bursts out and enters your mind – this piece of the installation rests at an angle on the floor against the wall. 
Dimensions: 25in x 23in x 11in
Media: wood, metal, paint
Artist: Wells Mason
Title: Umasi Sculpture (‘Spine’)
Description: This is ‘Spine’ from The Umasi Collection. This is one of three pieces that are part of this installation. Since this installation suggests that art can’t be contained – it bursts out and enters your mind – this piece of the installation rests on the floor. 
Dimensions: 25in x 23in x 11in
Media: wood, metal, paint
Artist: Christopher McNulty
Title: Thirty Pieces (Exhuming Charles Kettering)
Description: This sculpture of 30 lead teeth commemorates the mark left on our blood and bones by Charles Kettering and other executives at GM during the 60-year period in which tetra-ethyl lead was added to gasoline.
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 6.5″ x 6.5″
Media: Lead, plexiglas, wood
Year: 2012
Artist: Steve Murphy
Title: Remembers Everything
Description: free standing sculpture.
Dimensions: 22in x 32in x 18in
Media: oxidized steel
Year: 2016
Artist: Joseph Ovalle
Title: Talk To Your State Representative
Description: This piece references local society. It questions acts of violence, as a mean to influence a change.
Dimensions: 96in x 48in x 6in
Media: wood
Year: 2019
Artist: Christyn Overstake
Title: #73. 41.6764 N, 86.2520 W. Cherry. 
Description: Small iron sphere with fabricated components.
Dimensions: 6in x 6in x 4in
Media: Cast Iron, Silicon Bronze, Steel
Year: 2019
Artist: Christyn Overstake
Title: #66. 39.0834 N, 86.7561 W. Lady D.
Description: Iron column with fabricated steel and bronze elements.
Dimensions: 30in x 18in x 6in
Media: Cast Iron, Bronze, Steel
Year: 2018
Artist: Bill Raney
Title: The Legend of Johnny Onetoebro
Description: Contemplative Vessel
Dimensions: 17in x 7in x 7in
Media: 3D printed plastic (PLA) and wood fired stoneware
Year: 2020
Artist: Bill Raney
Title: Dusty Too
Description: Contemplative Vessel
Dimensions: 9in x 6in x 5in
Media: Steel, cast bronze, cast iron and wood fired b-mix
Year: 2019
 Artist: Greg Reuter
Title: Black and Blue
Description: One country map hanging, one country map on floor
Dimensions: 84in x 96in x 7in
Media: Cast Iron and School Map
Year: 2015
 Artist: Kristen Tordella-Williams
Description
: Burnt reference book pages embedded in cotton paper
Dimensions: 10′ x 8′ x 16″
Media: Artist made cotton paper, burnt book pages, wood, clothespins
Year: 2018
Artist: James Wade
Title: Incoming!
Description: Laser drawing on powder coated cast iron from digital drawing
Dimensions: 18 x 10.5 x 0.75
Material: cast iron, powder coat
Year: 2018