Artists make countless decisions while they create. Some decisions are conscious, deliberate and planned. Other decisions happen by circumstance, chance or providence. This exhibit takes a look at two decisions in particular – material and process.
What materials will the artist work with?
- Ink, paint, charcoal or graphite
- Stone, clay, glass, metal or wood
- Paper or canvas
- Sound or light
- Digital media
- Found objects – basically anything
What processes will the artist use to manipulate the selected material?
- Working in two dimensions or three?
- Working their hands or with tools?
- Using traditional techniques or modern technology?
- Is the intention to use the piece for some practical purpose or pure expression?
- Controlling every aspect of the design or allowing nature to take its course?
Explore these choices with us in the Sabatini Gallery’s front exhibit from March 11 – May 3.
silver, plastic, lead
Ebendorf is a jeweler, metalsmith and educator. He uses found objects like reflectors, pop tabs and silver spoons to create his jewelry.
cloth, thread, steel
Grisham is a fiber artist who often combines weaving and free machine stitching in her work.
plant materials, shells, plastic
Lutz is a sculptor, fiber artist, installation artist, and handmade paper artist who is sensitive to the environment and its history in her work.