Exhibits Update

Wow! It has been a VERY busy summer of exhibits. Like the New England landscape, by October’s end the art world starts to snooze a bit, alternate cuddling up and watching the white stuff out the window with bursts of  energy germinating all of those creations that will burst forth in bloom in May in time for the abundance of exhibition opportunities. It’s a nice rhythm and this summer is a great example. First, The Carving Studio, Rutland, Vessel 5

Vessel 5

and Chaffee Museum in Rutland, Birdnest 5.

Birdnest 5

Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Dogwood Dancings 

Dogwood Dancings

and nearby Dorset Theater, Valleys and Fossils in August..

Valley D-6

Fossil 24

 

 

 

 

 

The Edgewater Gallery in Brandon, Fall’n Leaf Dance

Fall'n Leaf Dance

Earthnest 3

 

 

and the NESA exhibit Earthnest 3 at the Transportation Building in Boston,

 

Eagle Feather Chimes

 

as well as Cate Park in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Eagle Feather Chimes.

 

Coming up will be November, shows at the Great Hall (new huge space in Springfield, Vermont) and VTica (Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art) in Chester, Vermont.

 

Next year we may not do so many as we will be launching our traveling exhibit Our Fragile Home with an opening in May at the Southern Vermont Art Center. After it closes mid-July, we will travel it to the Housatonic Museum of Art in Connecticut and then to the Brattleboro Museum of Art in Vermont. We are enormously pleased at the sponsorship of these three venues of this exciting exhibit. Based on the space travelers impressions of our fragile planet when they first see earth from outer space, the three large sculptures and twenty-nine works on paper provide the viewer with some provocative thoughts about how and what we “see.” This exhibit is a collaboration

Thought Streams

of Pat Musick and Jerry Carr. Jerry did all of the welding and construction design and Pat  the original design, surface finishing as well as all of the works on Japanese kozo paper. The exhibit will be accompanied with a thirty-six page color catalog, designed by LMW Design of Rutland. More, of course, on this later, but here is a sneak peek entitled Thought Streams.

 

About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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