DFR is pleased to announce resident McArthur Freeman's exhibition opening at Jacksonville University, Alexander Gallery.
Freeman describes in his artist statement the process behind his complex forms:
Plump gestural shapes that are layered with skins, flaps, orifices, sacs, and appendages are features of my recent works. Their shiny bulbous forms, which oscillate between abstraction and figuration, evolve from my intuitive process of finding forms through both drawing and sculptural studies. In a pseudo-scientific way, I combine abstract patterns, human anatomy, and shapes found in nature to create a diverse range of specimen-like forms. Spliced together from bits and pieces of multiple sources, their surreal shapes are familiar but no longer recognizable. As hybrid forms, they are as much about the loss of identity as they are about the concoction of new ones. They manifest as curious mutations and strange figurations, which are at once beautiful, grotesque, sensual, and humorous.
My works combine three overlapping cutting edge technologies, which are digital sculpting, 3D scanning, and digital fabrication. Working with polygons that are manipulated on-screen, I push, pull, carve, and mold forms as if working with digital clay. The objects are formed virtually through digital sculpting and are then 3D printed and fabricated in other materials, such as resin or bronze. It is a process that involves both invention and discovery. From scribbles to data, and data to material, I relish the ability to find forms and materialize them in the physical world.
Learn more about Freeman's work: http://macfreeman.com/
Ryan Buyssens, Recent Works and McArthur Freeman, Strange Figurations Ryan Buyssens, Recent Works and McArthur Freeman, Strange Figurations
2800 University Blvd N Jacksonville, FL 32211
Gallery open Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Dates: September 3 - September 30, 2015
Artist Reception Thursday, September 3rd, 5:00 to 7:00 PM