Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art, is the juror and featured artist of Materalize, an exhibition at Wright State University featuring sculptures created using some digital process in their design or production. Also participating in the show is recent SoVA alumnus Brooks Oliver (’14 M.F.A.). The exhibition, on display at the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at the university through December 7, 2014, features 58 works of art from 27 artists.
Lauerman has been combining traditional craft techniques with digital fabrication for over a decade. His work has won him the Horizon Award from the American Craft Museum (now Museum of Arts and Design) in New York, as well as an Individual Artist Grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
“One great benefit of taking on a project like Materialize for me has been this process of getting to know the work of the artists represented here,” said Lauerman. “None amongst us has used these technologies for a particularly long time. We aren’t rebelling against a previous generation of digital fabrication artist whose work we feel constricted by. These are first-generation digital fabrications. It is a path laid one step at a time in every possible direction simultaneously.”
The exhibition is supported by Wright State’s College of Liberal Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and individual supporters of the Galleries. All Galleries events are free and open to the public.
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Text courtesy of Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University.