Trilon and Perisphere – Revisited

(c) John Fansmith 2015The Trylon & Perisphere were the iconic symbols of the 1939 World’s Fair. Constructed out of painted gypsum board, they were intended to convey the advent of a period of peace, progress, and prosperity.

My Trylon & Perisphere – Revisited, with the benefit of hindsight, is a welded steel and discarded saw blades sculpture which preserves the pyramid/sphere essence of the original but with a sharper, and perhaps more realistic edge. 28-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ x 14″. $475

The God of the North

(c) John Fansmith 2015

The God of the North is the fourth and last in the Directional Gods Series (The God of the South, The God of the West and The God of the East were posted earlier this month) In this series, the image of the god is augmented by the chillier blue palette to evoke the icy spirit of this particular god. Matted and framed to 16″ x 20″. $395.

NOTE:  A previous edition of this post had the wrong artwork posted.  This has been corrected and the right work is now listed.

The God of the East

(c) John Fansmith 2015The God of the East is the third in the Directional Gods Series (The God of the South and The God of the West were posted earlier) In this series, the image of the god is substantially the same, but the bright oranges and yellows of the sunrise are used to evoke the spirit of this particular god. Matted and framed to 16″ x 20″. $395.

16th Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition One Cubed

Will's Creek Exhibition - One Cubed

I am proud to announce that my found-item sculpture “Laminations of a Chocaholic” has just been accepted by jurors Amanda Jiron Murphy, Director of the Hamiltonian Gallery of Washington, DC and Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for the Allegany Arts Council’s Will’s Creek Exhibition, “One Cubed,” which opens September 12 at the Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland.  The entirety of the artwork, including the frame or supports, must fit inside a 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot volume or a 1 foot by 1 foot area. “Laminations” will be on display for approximately one month.

The opening reception will be Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 pm in the Allegany Arts Council’s galleries at 9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD. This event is free and open to the public.

Laminations of A Chocaholic

Laminations of a Chocoholic

“Laminations of A Chocaholic“ is my attempt to answer the age old question: “OK, now that I’ve eaten the chocolate, what do I do with the wrappers?”  “Laminations” references the design elements of the piece and word plays on the lamentations over the absence of chocolate.

“Laminations of a Chocaholic” has just been accepted by jurors Amanda Jiron Murphy, Director of the Hamiltonian Gallery of Washington, DC and Jessica Beck, Assistant Curator of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for the Allegheny Arts Council’s Will’s Creek Exhibition “One Cubed which opens September 12 at the Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland.  Check this post for more information.