Maine sculpture to exhibit at Vt.’s museum

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) - A Maine sculptor is opening an exhibit of contemporary art works made of steel spikes at Vermont’s Shelburne Museum.

The exhibit called “John Bisbee: New Blooms” opens Saturday in the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shelburne Museum.

Bisbee works exclusively in 12-inch bright common spikes. He describes his work as, “the ubiquitous object blown open into an expansive new existence that its original utility never dreamt of.”

The museum says a wall of the gallery is hung with the work “Pelt,” made with approximately 5,000 spikes placed so as to evoke an animal’s coat. “Hearsay” is a large- scale, funnel-shaped piece in which the artist’s welding creates a brocade-like effect.

Bisbee is the sculptor in residence at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks