The King Street Art Collective presents Forma Cava, an exhibition of work by Richard Elaver and Wayne Sutton. Their artwork is inspired by shapes and patterns in nature, transformed into sculptural and functional objects. Join the opening reception July 2, 5-7pm. The exhibition will run until August 14.
About the work: While the artists use distinct materials and techniques—including
wood carving, metal fabrication, and 3D printing—both Wayne and Richard create
biomorphic forms. Richard’s work involves cellular patterns, creating voids and crevices that invite the viewer through the object. Wayne’s work merges clean lines with organic complexity, reflecting the tension between man and the environment. The exhibition features previous and new work by both artists, as well as recent collaborative works.
Location: King Street Art Collective, 585 West King Street, Boone NC.
Dates: July 2 – August 14
Opening Reception: July 2, 5-7pm, during the First Friday Art Crawl in downtown
Artist Talk: Saturday, July 31 5pm
Background: Wayne and Richard met at the University of Wisconsin Madison 25
years ago, where they both studied metalsmithing. Richard was an undergraduate, and Wayne an MFA student.
About Richard: Following his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Richard
completed a Fullbright Fellowship in the Netherlands where he worked with Droog
Design. His nationally- and internationally-exhibited work has centered around digital fabrication and computer-aided-design. He is currently an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Appalachian State University. Richard will be teaching a workshop on how to design and create eyeglasses, entitled ‘Making a Spectacle’ at Penland School of Craft this summer.
About Wayne: Following his graduate training, Wayne lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked as an art conservator for museums, galleries, and private collectors, followed by a career in the tech industry. Presently, Wayne is a studio artist in British Columbia, Canada. His work has become more focused on wood and sculpture, having previously created functional metal objects (e.g. teapots and utensils), and reflects his observations on how humans affect the environment.
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