|Artwork created during residency|
|Artwork created prior to residency|
Artist-in-Resident: July – August 2011; June – July 2013
During my time at Sculpture Space I focused on a continuing series centering around natural phenomena and our personal relationships towards technology. I constructed a large panel utilizing mechanical flora and platonic solids hewn in brass sheets and wire. I incorporated two pheasant pelts into the sculpture that were animated in such a way as to appear at once constructed and disassembled by the framework of the sculpture. When operated by a small hand crank located at the lower right the viewer/participant experiences a living simulation of plants and animals blooming and wilting with rhythmic motion. I hoped to impart a sense of wonder and sublime sadness as the totality of all the sculptural elements come into focus.
About the Artist:
Casey Curran’s interactive sculptures center around the underlying structure of life systems. Highlighting semiotic relationships and Structuralist philosophy, he creates sculptures through physically moving archetypes and naturally bound forms. Associations between literature, philosophy, nature and sexuality are often the focus of these kinetic environments.
Curran graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2006, majoring in painting and sculpture. Since graduation he has continuously exhibited work producing a new body of work each year. He has received various awards and grants in artistic merit creating work for both public and private collections. In late 2008, he began collaborating with the performance art group Implied Violence, creating sculptures utilized in both national and international performances. Most recently he has exhibited these sculptures at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.