While wandering through Jing’an Sculpture Park in Shanghai, I was drawn to the side of a building on the edge of the park. I’m always drawn to structures with curves and arcs and this one seemed especially unique.
But as I got closer to it, I could see that there was more to this curved wall as it extended down below ground level. The only way I was going to be able to see the whole thing was to get inside the building.
If the function of the form of this building was to draw me inside, it succeeded.
The building is the Shanghai Natural History Museum. It has living walls or green walls like many of the buildings I saw in Asia, but it was the arced wall that drew me inside. I’ve been to quite a few natural history museums and none have really held my interest so I didn’t hold much hope for this one.
I was blown away but what I discovered inside. Yes I connected with and was amazed by the architecture as I had hoped.
But it was the contemporary feeling of exhibits, their subjects matter, and how all the kids running around were engaging them that left a grin on my face.
Whether you attribute form follows function to architect Louis Sullivan or sculptor Horatio Greenough, the design of this museum pulled me in and got my imagination going.
Here is a small sample of the exhibits. These images do not do justice to the size, scope, and variety of the exhibits. They do represent a few things that caught my eye and made me reflect on what was being taught to the children. These children have a bright future ahead of them.
My work is appearing at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California for the first time. Thanks to the three great artists appearing in this piece which is part of my “In The Clouds” collection. This piece will be on display in the gallery as part of the “Stunning” show through December 28th. More pieces like this can be found at my website.
While wandered through Jing’an Sculpture Park in Shanghai many of the sculptures only revealed themselves after a bit of exploring. Better than finding something tucked away was that a few told completely different stories as my perspective changed during my hike.
Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Studio is hosting an exhibit of Tom Suhler’s art created from an evolving production that’s been going on for over two years. This production started as an exploration of what it would be like to live in clouds and morphed into ideas inspired by Greek philosophers and particle physics.
The exhibit explores the evolving nature of his work, its motivations, and the production which was first envisioned almost 10 years ago.
Suhler collaborates with members of Austin’s elite dance
community as the dancers assume character roles in his single-image
“Dancers are great artists to work with in creating still
narratives,” Suhler said. “In dance, they portray characters while
expressing ideas and emotions through movement and form — that’s
exactly what we are striving for.”
All the photographs are created on set without the use of Photoshop or other digital manipulation software.
This will be the final show in Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Studio at its current location. Come help us celebrate as we move from our home for the last 7 years. Exposure will be relocating to a yet to be determined location.
This event is open to the public.
Location: Exposure Fine Art Gallery & Studio 777 Shady Lane #8 Austin, Texas 78702
Date & Time: Friday September 27, 2019 Time: 7:00PM – 11:30PM
Exhibit Continues: September 28th Time: 1:00PM – 6:00PM