Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Krasl Art Center 10th Biennial Sculpture Invitational

April 25, 2014 –September 2015

25 Sculptures ● 5 Locations ● 2 Cities
3 EXHIBITS 3 PARTIES!
Fri, April 25, 6-10 pm
This lively party celebrates the arts throughout the Twin Cities.


707 Lake Boulevard St. Joseph, MI 49085 | 269.983.0271  

 A collection of my hand made stones - Impossible has been selected for this exceptionally broad exhibit of national and internationally recognized sculptors.
(and Seagull Cinderella by Donna Dodson)
Nicole Beck, Martha Cares, Jennifer Dickson, Dusty Folwarczny, Ron Gard, John Himmenfarb, Suzanne Horwitz, Nicholas Kantarelis, Ray Katz, Garry Kulak, Steven LaGattuta, Micki LeMieux, Michael Magnotta, Ruth Aizuss Migdal, Carolyn O'Hearn, Fritz Olsen, Eric Stephenson, Kenneth M. Thompson, Becky Wehmer, Jaci Willis.

For more: http://www.krasl.org/view/biennial-sculpture-invitational 

In conjunction with the Biennial, Krsal Art Center has curated a lively selection of models and drawings in Gallery II that relate to the outdoor work. A sculpture of mine and a drawing have been included in this show.

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IN BOSTON!
Tuesday April 29th, 6 pm - 8 pm
Pecha Kucha style presentations!


Boston Society of Architects  
290 Congress St, Suite 200 


Discussion topic: The Great Outdoors
Speakers: Caroline Bagenal, Rosalyn Driscoll, Mags Harries, Andy Moerlein, Nancy Selvage, Nora Valdez, Hannah Verlin



Saturday May 3rd 3 pm - 5 pm 

Discussion topic- Indoor Sites


Speakers: Liz Alexander, Donna Dodson, David Lang, Susan Lyman, Eric Sealine, Julia Shepley, Jessica Straus
 
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Till - May 1st. Pondering the Unthinkable New England College Gallery.
 
image: Who Wears the Pants? 

Demise, a room size installation plus many smaller works and prints in the upstairs gallery. This show is LARGE and presents several bodies of my recent work.


New England College Gallery

15 Main Street

Henniker NH 03242
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I was in Alaska in March and visited my gallery there. 
blue.hollomon Gallery
3555 Arctic Blvd C5, Anchorage, AK 99503 
They continue to do fantastic programming as well as keeping an active culture of collectors and artists going in and out daily. They have some fine examples of my work on display including:

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SHARD 
wood, ceramic birds, hand made stone



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pondering the Unthinkable

New Sculpture By Andy Moerlein
Installation
Prints
March 25 - May 1, 2014
Reception Thursday April 3 4-7pm
A SPECIAL Brunch Event & Artist talk
Sat, April 5, 12pm – 1pm

New England College Gallery
15 Main Street
Henniker NH 03242

 
10' x 35' x 12' high   wood, tar, feathers, water, hand made stones 2014   photo credit: John W Hession

Demise, a tale of foreboding. In this room sized installation, Andy Moerlein presents a varied collection of materials in a riot of textures and implied content. Moerlein uses tar, feathers, water, wood and a fabricated stonewall to share his concerns about this moment in human history.

“As he creeps along a stone wall…the feral power evident in the lines of the creature combined with his uncertain stance feels like…the evocation of a deity from an ancient culture.”
Cait McQuaid Boston Globe Review February 11, 2014

This is a notable show of work that spans the past two years. Besides the large installation Moerlein is showing 40 smaller sculptures, drawings and prints.

Adventure
2013. wood, ceramic
 Taking risks. Teetering but solid.



Proposal
2013 monoprint
Together for the migration. The long haul.
  

In making art I follow an alchemist’s path. These protoscientists believe in a natural and symbolic unity of humanity with the cosmos. Through a combination of common elements they sought impossible results. Similarly I make sculptures of ordinary objects and events seeking extraordinary results.

I see the shapes of trees, the edges of natural and logical phenomena, the flight patterns of birds, their songs and colors, all as structures that encode a deeper communication between all things. I build structures that seem familiar. I use authentic tree parts that I find eccentric, lovely, sentimental, exceptional.

When speaking of inspiration I think of intuition and structure. My work lately has embodied birds because they seem so innately expressive. We mammal-human-types possess a conceit about our creative uniqueness. Considering that by evolutionary science we are no more nearly related to a bird than a stone cold lizard, I find the emotional/musical affection we project upon avian kind curious. The parallels between avian-human -- warm bodies, social complexities, and passion to communicate -- fascinate me.





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

An Event: March 1, 3 - 5:30 p.m.

DEMISE! 
Andy Moerlein
&

Elizabeth Alexander:Treacle Well
Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave., through March 9.

Demise 10' x 35' x 12' highwood, tar, feathers, water, hand made stones 2014
photo credit: John W Hession
Tea and Cake performance event: March 1, 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday March 7, 5 – 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m.

I am sitting the gallery Noon - 6pm
Feb 23rd, 28th and March 2nd. 


Shade 48 h x 64 w x 15” d 
 wood, paint, graphite 2012 


I can also meet up and open the gallery if none of these times work for you. I would so love to hear your reaction to this new body of work. Please reply or call me if you plan to visit the exhibit.

Save the date: 
Pondering the Unthinkable
New Sculpture By Andy Moerlein
March 25 - May 1, 2014
 
New England College Gallery
15 Main St, Henniker, NH 03242
Reception Thursday April 3

This exhibit will be extensive. New prints, small sculptures upstairs,

Demise! featured in the spacious main gallery.


Flight 22 x 30
monoprint
 




Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Three February Exhibits

Three big events in February.

Please join me At Boston Sculptors Gallery 486 Harrison Ave:

Andy Moerlein: Demise, Pondering the Unthinkable
February 5 – March 9, 2014

Opening reception: Friday February 7, 5 – 8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 9, noon.
Tea and Cake performance event: March 1, 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday March 7, 5 – 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m.




 Legacy 2013 sandbasted and painted images on red oak, 102" x 14" x 18" 


Demise (detail) 2014 tar, water,
Boston, MA: Demise will fill the spacious Boston Sculptors Gallery with a tale of foreboding. In his first Boston installation, Andy Moerlein presents a varied collection of materials in a riot of textures and implied content. Moerlein uses tar, feathers, water, wood and a fabricated stonewall to share his feelings about this moment in human history. 

I have been busy in Cusco Peru for the past three weeks creating work in a residency at the Escuela Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Cusco. The wood sculpture created during the holiday weeks will be on display at the renown Qornikancha Museum in a show curated by Nora Nora Valdez. Notable Peruvian artists and members of Boston Sculptors are sharing studios and exhibiting side by side in this exciting cultural mashup!


--> Visions/Visiones  --> MUSEO Convento de Santo Domingo QORIKANCHAFebuary 1 - March 30 2014

See my blog postings of the residency at: andymoerlein.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_20.html


Spirit of the Forest, 2014 loro wood and ink


I have also created a drawing for:

Transcriptones/Transcriptions
ICPNA, Instituto Cultural Peruano Northamericain del Cusco 
January 30 - February 30,
A show of ideas and designs curated by Jose Luis Morales Sierra.


Cusco Owl Mummy 2014 colored pencil on mulberry paper


 

You are invited to a Special VIP/Press Brunch

My studio is a riot of ideas and work in preparation for installation next week!


Demise: Pondering the Unthinkable
(detail of installation of mixed media including: tar, water, feathers, wood, handmade stone wall, shrink wrap, coal, fabric)

I am writing you to invite you to a very special event at Boston Sculptor's Gallery 486 Harrison on Sunday Feb 9th. At noon I will briefly discus the work in my exhibit and reply to questions about the goals of the show. Concurrent solo artist, Elizabeth Alexander will be talking about her exhibit in the gallery as well. We will be serving brunch for all in attendance around 1pm. This will be a fine time to see the show and catch up. I would love to share our Peru adventures with you as well as consider art and how we might (or probably won't) positively impact our future world.

 Andy Moerlein: Demise, Pondering the Unthinkable 
and
 Elizabeth Alexander: Treacle Well

February 5 – March 9, 2014

Opening reception: Friday February 7, 5 – 8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Sunday, February 9, noon. VIP and Press Brunch at 1:00 PLEASE RSVP
Tea and Cake performance event: March 1, 3 - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday March 7, 5 – 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m.
I am sitting the gallery Noon - 6pm
Feb 8th, 23rd, 28th and March 2nd.

I can also meet up and open the gallery if none of these times work for you. I would so love to hear your reaction to this new body of work. Please reply or call me if you plan to visit the exhibit.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall Events

Boston is worth a visit this weekend! The weather will be perfect.

Reception on Friday September 20th 5:30-7:30pm at Milton Academy's Nesto Gallery 

Saturday & Sunday, September 21st & 22nd 2013
Donna Dodson & I will be showing our art work at her studio in Jamaica Plain
Please feel free to stop by 93 Forest Hills Street #3 from 11a-6p both days
 
 
Or come to NH:

CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SOUTH AMERICA
Nora Valdez (Argentina/USA)  Persi Narvaez (Peru)
Reception, Thursday, September 26th, 2013 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Connections/ Conexiónes - Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, co-curators.
In February 2014 members of the Boston Sculptors Gallery and a group of Peruvian artists will present Visions/Visiónes, in Cusco, Peru, an exhibit curated by Argentinian Artist and Boston Sculptors Gallery member Nora Valdez. Milton Academy's Nesto Gallery is excited to host a preview exhibit, Connections/ Conexiónes, that will bring together many of the artists who will be showing in the Qorikancha Museum at the Convent of Santo Domingo. The church and museum are built on the foundation of one of the most important Inca temple sites near Machu Picchu. The Nesto Gallery exhibit will present work inspired by this confluence of cultures. Drawings, models and work that will be shown in Peru by Boston Sculptors Gallery members will hang beside art from many notable Peruvian artists.

Exhibition dates: September 20th through October 28th 2013 
Milton Academy's Nesto Gallery in the Art & Media Center (Lower Level) 
170 Centre St, Milton, MA 02186 www.milton.edu/arts/nesto.cfm
Weekdays 8:30a-3:30p (closed October 11th through 14th)
Opening reception Friday September 20th 5:30-7:30pm
Curators talk Wednesday October 9th 9:15 to 10:00am in Greely Auditorium.


Images: L to R, Donna Dodson, Condorita, 2013  walnut 23" tall; Nora Valdez, Set to Go 2012 Indiana Limestone 17"x6"x7".

Participating artists from Boston Sculptors Gallery:
Caroline Bagenal, Kim Bernard, Murray Dewart, Donna Dodson, Peter De Camp Haines, Nancy Winship Milliken, Andy Moerlein, Nancy Selvage, Liz Shepherd, Nora Valdez, Joseph Wheelwright & Leslie Wilcox.

Participating artists from Peru:
Ronald Alvan Alvites, Pablo Yactayo Chumpitaz , Jacob Sulca Gutierrez, Persi Narvaez Machicao, Jose Luis Morales Sierra, Ivan Rojas Tovar & Victor Zuniga.
 
My newest piece will be in the Nesto Gallery Exhibit:
 



 
For Jamaica Plain Open Studios I will be showing both sculptures and prints:
 


Convergence: Boston Sculptor's Gallery Exhibits at The Christian Science Plaza 210 Mass Ave Boston is SO worth the visit. Guided Tour: Saturday Sept 21st 11am.



Monday, July 15, 2013

New Work in ALASKA! W/Donna Dodson

A Very Special Reception Wednesday July 24th 4-7pm

Both Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein will be present for a mid summer reception of their work in the gallery plus new work that they just brought in to share. Donna's elegant carved animal goddesses and Andy's shaped sticks, ceramic birds and stones will be featured.


Moonlight, 2013 wood, crystallized moonlight (mica) by Andy Moerlein

Perhaps you know the moment? Moonlight on a still night in a canoe. Love so present the moonlight crystallizes and drifts gently down upon you in a blanket of bright.


Walrus Mother, 24" tall, wood, paint 2008 by Donna Dodson
  The Walrus Mother does not vie for dominance over territory like the males of her species in an act of brutal strength. She IS the center of the family and she holds court forthrightly. Intellectually dominant, she controls the whims of her children to suit her wishes and they hover close to the warmth of her body, competing for the chance to bask in her love.

Ongoing exhibits:
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Convergence: Boston Sculptors Gallery Exhibits at The Christian Science Plaza

Convergence events abound! This show on the Christian Science Plaza in Boston is this summer's MUST SEE! 
 
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236 Hopkinton Rd, Concord, NH 03301