‘new works’ by ron ulicny
ron ulicny – “new works”
Opening night Thursday March 1st, 2012 6pm – 10pm
Show on view through Thursday March 22, 2012
Spoke Art Gallery is proud to present “new works,” an exhibition featuring Portland, Oregon based artist Ron Ulicny. This marks Ulicny’s second showing with Spoke Art after appearing in last August’s “A Taste of Things to Come.”
In his newest body of work, Ulicny utilizes his fascination with transforming an esoteric plethora of familiar objects, in unfamiliar positions in order to create classic and modern innovative sculpture. “new works” will feature thirteen new pieces, each which present a unique take on the three-dimensional form. As much a craftsman as artist, Ulicny strives for individuality in each of his creations. Instead of merely classifying his work as “assemblage or “found” objects, the artist puts specific intention, meaning and weight behind every detail in his work. Armed with a keen eye for design and illustration, Ulicny pushes boundaries of sculptural work that pushes and pulls the viewer in with both thoughtfulness and humor. With his visceral constructions, Ron challenges our initial perceptions of life, experience and everyday happenstance thus creating simple yet stunning affects.
About the artist:
Born in 1973, Ron Ulicny is an artist, photographer, musician, and craftsman who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He attended Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts and the Tyler school of art in Philadelphia, PA. In May of 2011 Ron was asked to show his work at the Grand Central Art Center/Cal State Fullerton in Santa Ana, CA. The successful exhibition was entitled “viscurrealistic fabrications”. Later this year you can see more of Ron’s while he participates in “Recycle Reuse Reinvent” at the Chautauqua Institute in New York.
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas
What: Ron Ulicny’s “new works”
When: Thursday March 1st 6pm-10pm (opening night)
Where: Spoke Art Gallery – 816 Sutter Street, San Francisco CA 94109