Furniture Sculptor Angelo Arnold is PSU Spring Guest Artist

March 10th, 2011 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H. –Vermont furniture sculptor Angelo Arnold is the spring 2011 guest artist at Plymouth State University’s Department of Art.

Arnold is a professional visual artist who works primarily with furniture-inspired anthropomorphic sculpture. He will present a public lecture Wednesday, March 30 from 4–5 p.m. in Draper and Maynard Building Room 314.

The artist says, “Through the comfortable format of furniture, I present concepts of metamorphosis, change and subversion with self. I create custom works that embrace change and present possibilities for adaptation to new, unfamiliar environments and situations. These metamorphic forms deconstruct the functional object to establish a foundation or platform to recall past memories, stories and uncanny events. Though my reconstructed objects reference a vocabulary of furniture, the removal of the functional aspects subverts the viewer’s expectations and provokes new interpretations.”

Arnold has shown his work throughout Vermont and in national and international juried exhibitions. His work appears in collections in Ohio, Louisiana and Maryland and has been reviewed in numerous periodicals and publications.

Arnold teaches two-dimensional design, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture courses at Norwich University. He is also a board member for the T. W. Wood Gallery.

PSU’s visiting artist initiative expands the Department of Art tradition of bringing fine artists and graphic designers to the university during the academic year, and for extended summer workshops at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The program cultivates relationships between artists and designers of national repute or with specialized areas of expertise within the PSU and regional communities.

Department Chair Cynthia Vascek says, “The emphasis is to build a network of professional relationships for our students that will enrich our programs, curriculum and mission, and provide deepened cultural access to the regional community.”

For information about the PSU Visiting Artist Series contact Jason Swift, jaswift2@plymouth.edu.

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