Art Exhibit - Michael Darling

Sculpture Exhibition "Mine: I have something to show you"

Artist Michael Darling’s work will be on display at University of Redlands

REDLANDS, Jan. 3, 2013 – The University of Redlands will be hosting Michael Darling’s sculpture exhibit "Mine: I have something to show you", from January 7th through January 30th. The materials of the sculpture exhibit in the work are wood, metal and found objects--mostly collected in and around a studio the author had in East Hampton, Massachusetts. Mine represents the artist’s interpretation of the Western Massachusetts area which is dotted with small communities each consisting of a cluster of factories, multifamily homes and row houses with an adjacent town consisting of a college, larger middle class homes and mansions.

Michael Darling is a Wisconsin-born sculptor who has been working in New York off-Broadway theatre since 1999. Currently he is the Head of Technical Direction at the California Institute of the Arts. The exhibition will be held at Ann Peppers Gallery at the University of Redlands campus and will run from January 7th through January 30th. A special opening reception will be held on January 9th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. which will include a Q&A session with the sculptor.

The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Art Exhibit: "Mine: I have something to show you", Michael Darling, artist

WHERE: University of Redlands, Ann Peppers Gallery
1200 East Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92373

WHEN: January 7th – January 30th , 2013
Opening reception: January 9th from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The Ann Peppers Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 – 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 – 5 p.m.

About the artist
In the last 10 years Michael Darling has been working on a series of block constructions based on the concept of the “haves” and the “have-nots” with visual influences rooted in materials, architecture, bacteria, 70’s sci-fi and text. Using wood, used material and objects taken, found or cut from abandon factories in Western Massachusetts that he has collected, Michael assembles them together into semi-massive organic constructions. By using the blocks and objects like abstract brushstrokes he tries to create with the idea that he is the disavowed worker making this out of what was once his boss’ office.

Media Contact:
Tommi Cahill


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