Craig Wedderspoon Closes

Craig Wedderspoon is a Tuscaloosa-based sculptor who creates abstract work in both metal and wood at various scales. Wedderspoon has created a new body of sculpture specifically for the Museum’s outdoor Mezzanine Sculpture Gallery, where it will open on December 14 and be on view through August 2014. In Wedderspoon’s work, we see a constant […]

Quilted Vessels By Craig Wedderspoon Closes

Craig Wedderspoon is a Tuscaloosa-based sculptor who creates abstract work in both metal and wood at various scales. Wedderspoon has created a new body of sculpture specifically for the Museum’s outdoor Mezzanine Sculpture Gallery, where it will open on December 14 and be on view through January 2015.

In Wedderspoon’s work, we see a constant push and pull between the forms and forces of the natural world and a more rigid geometric order. For the BMA’s unique outdoor “gallery,” he has created an immersive installation of ground-based and wall-mounted metal forms that draw attention to the fundamental formal issues of his medium, including scale, dimension, form, and surface. This all-new work will be installed in close groupings on the floor and walls of the space. These hollow aluminum spheres, which resemble such organic forms as hives or barnacles, vary in diameter from one to over five feet in scale. Disc-shaped holes in their surfaces reveal empty interiors, echoing the viewer’s experience of being inside the larger whole.

Slow Art Sunday: Quilted Vessel

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, master docent Julia Stork will lead a discussion on our exhibition by Tuscaloosa-based sculptor Craig Wedderspoon, Quilted Vessel.

Horizons

Horizons is an outdoor installation by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir (pronounced Stay-nun Thor-orens-daughter). The exhibition comprises 12 androgynous, life-sized iron figures, eleven standing and one seated. Each sculpture is unique, and has a polished glass band inserted in its torso. The arrangement of Horizons is not predetermined; at the BMA, the twelve figures will be […]

Craig Wedderspoon

Craig Wedderspoon is a Tuscaloosa-based sculptor who creates abstract work in both metal and wood at various scales. Wedderspoon has created a new body of sculpture specifically for the Museum’s outdoor Mezzanine Sculpture Gallery, where it will open on December 14 and be on view through January 2015. In Wedderspoon’s work, we see a constant […]

Amy Pleasant

Birmingham artist Amy Pleasant is creating a site-specific drawing installation that wraps the four walls of the Museum’s Lower Sculpture Garden. This will be the artist’s first wall drawing created without her signature figurative imagery.  The work will be a “cloudscape” executed in black exterior paint directly on the walls of this “outdoor gallery.”  Suspended […]