“A LITTLE R & R”Â featuring the work of George Roby,and GR Hamilton, opens Friday February 12, 2010 from 6-9pm.
This exhibit is FREE and open to the public. Opening Reception:: Friday February 12, 2010 / 6-9pm. Closing Reception:: Saturday March 13, 2010 / 6-9pm
A juxtaposition of degrees informs the work of the artists curated for this exciting show. For George Roby it is problem, and its natural solution. The way in which a piece of new sculpture can inform, or as the artist says, “solve” a question being asked in an earlier work. Roby is a respected Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher. He was a student at Cranbrook and worked with Claude Conover. His works can be found in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art, the Columbus Museum of Art, and numerous private collections.
For the last five years GR Hamilton has been consumed with the art-making materials, and the material’s history. In his artist statement he elaborates on his latest process, “I began to put to use objects which Iâ€™d found and collected through the years: unusual flora, scraps of metal, bits of plastic, paint and paper, small figures, memorabilia, magazine clippings, autographs and a variety of secondhand finds and curbside cast-offs. This impulse was propelled by my interest in the work of Joseph Cornell, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp and the films of the Quay brothers. “