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Sculpture II Show

flyersculpture2From the v v talented art side of Wesleyan:

Come to the CFA Zilkha South Gallery from 5 to 6:30 on Monday May 11 for some snazzy sculptures! Food and drinks will be provided.

Date: Monday, May 11
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Zilkha South Gallery

The show features works from Elli Case-Pethica, Nathan Harris, Samantha Ho, Cecilia Lopez, gla 7, Raven Roberson, and Jackson Sabes.

Wiebe ’14 Confirms Balls of Steel, Raises Dialogue Through Performative Sculpture

For those of you who think that walking to Usdan without a parka and boots is ‘braving’ the [pseudo] snowstorm, try spending your next couple days and nights in the wooden structure pictured above. Well, you don’t have to, because Will Wiebe 14′ has already taken on the task. If you happen to walk by Russell House in the next couple days, you might notice a conspicuous, wooden tent on the front lawn, and you might see Will Wiebe all cozied up inside. Wiebe built the tent for his sculpture class, but the project was not complete until yesterday afternoon when he moved in for the remainder of the week and the weekend.

This performative sculpture raises dialogue surrounding the ideas of land ownership, privilege, independence, and property ownership. The independence exercised in the execution of this piece—the fact that Wiebe built the tent himself and set it down without consulting the university—raises interesting questions about our relationship with physical space.

Ben Doernberg ’13, like a true WesKid, emphatically identified a controversial aspect of this project: how it violates the code of non-academic conduct, which states that “Symbolic structures (e.g., displays, statues, booths, banners, shanties, tents) must be approved by the dean of students according to standard procedures.” This controversy brings one to ask, are we no longer allowed to inhabit homes that we have built with our own hands? Can we not choose where we live? Do modern societal notions contradict basic notions of freedom and independence?

Box Mountain Sculpture

Box-Mountain Sculpture

If you walked past Weshop today, you probably noticed a pile of boxes obstructing the pathway. That was ART! Dandara Catete ’15, prospective Art Studio major, is in the Topics in Studio Art course and constructed this Box-Mountain for it. It’s her take on Maximalism, the art form that explicitly exaggerates ideas in pieces.

While working in Weshop, Dandara was struck by how many products were unloaded and stocked in the store every day. The boxes used here are all from today’s stock, and the point was to make passersby aware of the amount of produce (and boxes?) available to us daily. From 8 a.m. to around 3 p.m., Dandara collected the boxes that were gradually being tossed and piled them for the piece, eventually securing it all with a few strands of rope.