Artist Reception July 8, 5-8 PM
I am a Sioux Falls artist, married to Deb Peters and have four children. B.A. from Augustana College, M.F.A. from the University of Illinois. I have commissioned public works and Liturgical art and exhibit personal work at the East Bank Art Gallery. I am currently the Gallery Coordinator and sculpture and 3-D design teacher at Augustana University.
I have used the box form for 41 years to create constructions/assemblages in a wide variety of media and content. This current series is focused on 3-Dimensional designs with different kinds of metals, all found objects, in a format that invokes a sense of miniature scale, museum exhibition spaces, and the intrigue of familiar and unfamiliar found objects that all conjure memories of past experiences. They tend to be very intense. I used heavy metal band names in the titles for fun because I think of these boxes as my “Heavy Metal” museum expositions. The visitor count indicates how many people are in the expo.
The drawings from my sketchbooks allow me to be free. They are not quite so intense in terms of production. They are my way of relaxing and enjoying visual free associations and color in my favorite theme: surreal landscapes.