TRIBUTARIES: KIRK LANG
March 8 - June 15, 2014
Inspired by both micro and macro universes and the mechanics of the solar system, Lang has produced a new body of kinetic sculpture for this exhibition. Driven
by a sophisticated motorized system, which is activated by sensors, each sculpture will move and respond to the presence of viewers. Based in Seattle, Washington, Lang has
taught at the University of Washington and the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Photo: Kirk Lang, Constellation 2, 2014, anodized titanium, powder coated aluminum,
brass, steel, meteorite, carbon, and custom electronics. Image courtesy of the artist.
Alison Oulette-Kirby and Noah Kirby: A Dog Looks at a Bishop
March 22 - May 25, 2014
Alison and Noah are well known to the Metal Museum, having exhibited their work here previously in group exhibitions and having organized our popular Art Cookers exhibitions.
For the first large-scale exhibition of their collaborative work, they will take over our entire second floor with a site-specific installation consisting of old and new work, animated
by mechanical elements and sound.
Photo: Alison Oulette-Kirby and Noah Kirby, clay model for Un Chien Regard Bien un Eveque (work in progress). Image courtesy
of the artist.
Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets
May 31 - September 7, 2014
Curated by Suzanne Ramljak, Editor of Metalsmith magazine, Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets
will showcase some 80 works—including helmets, brass knuckles, breastplates,
aggressive or defensive jewelry, chain mail, amulets, talismans, and
protective gear—all designed to address issues of protection and empowerment
in the face of everyday perils and social challenges.
The exhibition is accompanied with a book, On Body and Soul: Contemporary
Armor to Amulets, written by Suzanne Ramljak, and published in winter
Photo: Parker Brown, The Defense of Ignorance (helmet), 2009, steel, brass, bronze, leather, cotton, and wood. Image courtesy of the artist.