An exhibit by Karen Peters, Kevin Weeden and Justin Peters • Now thru February 5, 2019
Meditations in Metal, an exhibit by artists, Karen Peters, Kevin Weeden and Justin Peters, is showing at Gallery 120 in the Fine Arts building on the Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, campus of Inver Hills Community College now through Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Meditations in Metal
An exhibit by Karen Peters, Kevin Weeden and Justin Peters
Now through Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Meditations in Metal at Gallery 120
Sculptor and printmaker
Karen Peters is a sculptor and printmaker working out of her home studio on the north side of Minneapolis with her family and dog, Woody. Karen is a member of Ironhead Sculptural Services, which brings foundry arts to the public. She received her B.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and was recognized with the Dolly Fitterman merit award her senior year.
Process is deeply rooted in my practice. Process builds form, it provides a beginning and an end. My current work pairs cast iron with wool elements to complete an idea. The work starts with a knit pattern, that is traditionally viewed as soft, comforting and flexible. The pattern is then cast in iron and becomes rigid, inflexible and heavy. Once the cast piece has been cleaned and finished the wool component of the sculpture is created, using knit or wet felting techniques. This creates sharp contrast in color and texture with in the sculptures.
Kevin Weeden is an artist with a passion for three dimensional objects. He studied sculpture at Bethel College and is currently channeling that passion as a sculptor/prop maker and as a member of Ironhead Sculptural Services, an iron casting cooperative. Kevin lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Kitty, and her cat, Rocco.
The potential for the unexpected inspires me. I find freedom in exploring the process and being open to the results.
I enjoy working with the texture, repetition and shadows found in common building materials. Sculpting, creating molds and casting iron stirs my imagination.
I am fascinated by the role of the individual self within society. Conflict and harmony. Through repetition and variation, I reflect on personal uniqueness and group conformity.
Justin Peters is a sculptor working in Minneapolis. Justin creates freestanding cast iron and steel sculpture. He is a member of Ironhead Sculptural Services, which brings foundry arts to the public, specializing in furnace operation. He is a freelance fabricator and welder at Atomic Props and Effects. Justin received a B.F.A. from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Working with cast iron, concrete, and fabricated steel to form and shape boats, planes and wind turbines. Vessels that have a perceived motion or movement. Objects that have long and industrial lines, while keeping the true integrity of the materials used create the sculptures.
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