“Artifact” New sculptural works by Beili Liu, Scott Proctor, and Jonathan Dankenbring
4.13.13 – 5.11.13
Each of the artists in the exhibition use simple, familiar materials in their sculptural works. Salt, panes of glass, wood, and construction materials are transformed into objects that appear simultaneously ancient and futuristic. Textures that suggest organic accumulation, growth, and decay combine with materials reminiscent of polished technological surfaces. The results are abstract and minimal, and evoke human scale, the passage of time, natural cycles, and the interaction of the constructed and natural environment.
Beili Liu is currently an associate professor of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. She has had solo museum and gallery exhibitions in Europe, the U.S., and China, and is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. She received her MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Scott Proctor received a BFA from Western Michigan University and an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin. His work was featured in the Austin Museum of Art’s “20 to Watch” exhibition. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin and is a co-founder of MASS Gallery in Austin, TX.
Jonathan Dankenbring received an MFA in sculpture from Indiana University and a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has had recent solo exhibitions at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center, Kansas City, MO and Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL.