Friday, August 22, 2014

Granite Carving Symposium - Contemporary Arts International

Three weeks with 12 tons!

Three fellow world renown stone carvers - and me.

Closing Reception Saturday August 23 2-5

68 Quarry Road, Acton MA,  617-699-6401



In the stunning beauty of an Acton MA granite quarry --

Two artists, Yin Peet, Tiawan and Viktor Lois, Hungry, working with a visionary board and an invested team of volunteers, have created a wonderland of art. Dedicated to stone sculpture and music, The Quarry has built a reputation for innovative art and music events.

Every August The Quarry presents an annual granite carving symposium. International professionals mingle with the best northeast sculptors over three brutal weeks wrestling granite blocks into grace and idea.

Cannot come Saturday? See their events page for all the exciting performances and exhibitions.

This year:
ME! Andy Moerlein



The concept with the New Art Archeology is that the stones in the pile stay put, and each artist adds to the collection on site. After many years of artists, this place is a lively gallery of many points of view. All exceptional visions by exquisite and skilled sculptors. I am so proud to be part!



Alexandra Harley from England.


Tamas Mosonyi from Hungary.



Te-Ho Wu from Taiwan.





 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Concord NH Sunday, St Joseph's MI Tuesday, Alaska in July

Just a quick shout out in case you live nearby or have friends who might enjoy these events.

17th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
June 22nd - October 26th

Sunday, June 22nd: Artists' Reception: 2 PM - 4 PM
I will be there!
 
Paul Angiolillo, John BonSignore, Lindley Briggs, Barbara Danser,
Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh, Murray Dewart, David Borrus, Liz Fetcher, Joseph Gray,
John Lacz, Madeline Lord, John Matusz, Joseph Montroy, Rachel Montroy, Andy Moerlein, Asia Scudder, Casey Schwarz, Antoinette Prien Schultze, John Weidman
 
Cursive Andy Moerlein saplings and manmade stones

Working on water always presents fun challenges. Jim Larson was a huge help as we brainstormed how to site build this sculpture. I am eager to try it again. We learned a lot. The pictures of our workday are fun: see on FB.
This show indoors is amazing! See it while you are there.

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June 6th-August 24th

June 13th, 5 PM - 7 PM

Four Men - Four Botanicals
David Carroll, Patrick McCay,
Sean Beavers and Zdzislaw Sikora
  
Narcissus Standing Sean Beavers oil


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MEET THE MYTH MAKERS: DONNA DODSON AND ANDY MOERLEIN
Tuesday, June 24 at 12:00 pm
Krasl Art Center, 2nd Floor Library

Artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein are the Myth Makers. The two share a mutual love of the wild that has led them to work collaboratively and creatively with natural, site-specific materials to create monumental forms. Their collaborative sculptures are stunning to behold, but only temporarily in existence.  Learn more about their collaborative work in this unique noontime lecture with the artists (30 minutes).

Both artists are featured in the KAC’s 2014 Biennial Sculpture Invitational. Donna Dodson’s Cinderella Seagull is on view at the Margaret B. Upton Arboretum and Andy Moerlein’s Impossible is located on the KAC’s grounds.
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Lift off of the Great Blue Heron, 50'w x 20'h x 20'd
by the Myth Makers Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein
took place on Saturday June 14th, 2014 at 9pm- see our photos below...



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Artist Talk and Reception with Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson
Wednesday July 23rd 4p-7p
3555 Arctic Blvd
Anchorage Alaska
 

Different Perspectives
2013 wood, ceramic 
by Andy Moerlein
We face the same world from such very different points of view.
Red Wing Black Bird, 40" tall, wood, paint      




















 by Donna Dodson
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens

456 Route 103A  Newbury, NH 03255
Saturday, May 24-Monday, October 13
Opening event Friday May 23 (RSVP only)
 
Juried by P. Andrew Spahr, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH and curated by Pam Tarbell of Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH.  This is and exceptional show that includes many of New England's most noted sculptors. With 84 acres of forests and fields and nearly one mile of pristine undeveloped Lake Sunapee shoreline, you’ll not find a setting that better suits Art in Nature 2014

I have two pieces in this show. I am honored by the professional variety evident in this exhibition. This is a must see summer stop in an exceptional setting. You will enjoy many of your favorite artists:
Anne Kamilla Alexander, Michael Alfano,  John BonSignore, Barbara Danser, Murray Dewart, Joseph Gray, Bruce Hathaway, Wendy Klemperer, John W. Mason, Laura Reinhard, Antoinette Prien Schultz, Bob Shannahan, Ben Silva, Gary Haven Smith, David Smus, John Weidman


 
Each installation provides a new experience of Impossible. 
This exhibit has the mass of stone directly over the entry road. 
 
Impossible
2014 size variable, hand made stones
 
Mass is a law of gravity.

Personality is a force.

My mother always said that I was,

impossible.
 
Elevation
2014 handmade stone, saplings
 
Elevation is a lighthearted lofting of the weight of a single stone. In this setting I have opened the sapling structure for easy entry, inviting a playful interaction with the volume and space. The siting, amongst the blueberry garden will surely inspire both young and old explorers of this exceptional historic estate and garden.
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Be sure to visit Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Concord NH
I'll be debuting a new landscape sculpture IN THE POND!
June 22 - October 26 
17th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Reception: Sunday June 22nd 2-4
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Ongoing: 
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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:
 
 
 Teeter 





 
 
 
 




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