Dreaming the Machine: The Kinetic Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

November 14th, 2007 by Adam

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery and Exhibitions Program will present Dreaming the Machine: The Kinetic Sculpture of Arthur Ganson Nov.7 – Dec. 20, 2007 and Jan.14–25, 2008 at the gallery in the Draper and Maynard Building on North Main Street in Plymouth.

machine “Arthur Ganson manifests imagination in motion through his kinetic works,” said Catherine Amidon, gallery director. “A self-described cross between a mechanical engineer and a choreographer, Ganson removes machines from productivity and repurposes them as playful objects for thoughtful meditation. The mesmerizing works probe our relationships to the machine, ranging from mechanical detachment to anthropomorphic identification.”

Ganson has held residencies in science museums, collaborated with the Studebaker Movement Theatre, and been featured in one-man shows at MIT Museum, Harvard’s Carpenter Center, the Decordova Museum and the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York.

He has a permanent installation at the National Inventors Hall of Fame and some of his work is on permanent display at the Gestural Engineering exhibition at MIT Museum in Boston. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.

Examples of Ganson’s work are online at . www.arthurganson.com

Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, noon – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.; closed holidays and Sundays.

All events are free and open to the public. For gallery information call (603) 535-2614 or logon to www.plymouth.edu/gallery.

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