The Object & the Void: West Coast Metal Sculpture
February 17 – April 12, 2015; opening reception February 19th 6-8pm
“The steel and the space, or the object and the void, become one and the same” – Richard Serra
The Object & the Void brings together four West Coast sculptors
whose work demonstrates how both the artwork and the space
around it are essential to the experience of each piece. The artists
work with a range of metal media to explore weight, balance, and
how it can be manipulated to portray a broad reach of ideas.
Curriculum Connection: Explore geometrical shapes and forms
and how they create both positive and negative space.
Art Project: Create a three dimensional sculpture and explore form, texture, and the relationship between positive and negative space.
BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art
April 26 – June 21, 2015
Inflatable structures connote fun and whimsy, and challenge our everyday, feet-on-the-ground perspective. With BLOW UP, the Bedford taps into our fascination with these structures and connects audiences to works that have broad appeal. BLOW UP was funded with a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Curriculum Connection: Experience the concept of inflatable sculpture where scale is used to affect the way we perceive works of art.
Art Project: Create your own whimsical inflatable artwork and explore airborne sculpture.
Botanica: All Things Plant Life
July 12 – September 6, 2015
From 16th Century Flemish painters, to Cézanne and the Post Impressionists, the color and variety found in plant life, as well as the potent symbolism, has made it a popular subject for still-lifes and artist studies. Botanica asks artists to draw on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media.
Info on how to apply HERE
Deadline: May 8, 2015