January 10 - 31, 2015
Opening Reception January 10, 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Third Thursday January 15, 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Artist Talk January 24, 2:00 P.M.
Hatch Art Gallery, 3456 Evaline St. Hamtramck, MI 48212
Gallery hours Saturdays, 1:00 - 6:00 P.M.
"Discarded objects with curves and diagonals are collected – natural deadfall and human-made. Bend, cut and assemble - the armature is constructed. Muscle is applied, similar to a body. Cloth that has been soaked in paint is placed onto the structure, providing durability, skin and color.
Resonance from the objects influence application and determine the overall composition, often described as visceral. The sculpture is organic in form but contains mostly industrial materials within. This attribute implies an interconnection between humanity and nature, aiming to reverse memes associated with function.
The form isn’t specific in content, yet tangible enough to provoke a response from the viewer, whose experiential reaction plays an integral role in completing the sculpture. Along with the viewer’s interpretation, connotations embedded in the materials are combined with the working process and a collaborative formulation is conceived."
Thomas Pyrzewski was born in Detroit. He is a sculptor and performanceartist, and the Director of Galleries and Special Programs at Wayne State University.