Sculpture in the Glen Exhibition

From June 10 to July 28th you have the unparalleled opportunity to experience Sculpture in the Glen in Gladwyne, PA. A collaborative installation between InLiquid and Charles and Amanda Burch, Sculpture in the Glen is a unique creative space, curated with outdoor sculpture by local artists for the community to enjoy, featuring works from  Meade Baker, Charles Burch, Brent Crothers, Morgan Dummitt, Antonio Fink, Steve Flom, Melissa Maddonni Haims, Kate Kaman, Joshua Koffman, Leslie Matthews, Katia McGuirk, Michael Morgan, Melanie Serkes, Peter Slavin, Hanna Vogel, Roger Wing and late artists, Joe Brenman, Nick Kripal, and Dina Wind.

This exhibition hosts a diverse collection of sculptures and with community at its focus. Community has been incorporated in every aspect of the exhibition from the thought going into the curation of the exhibit down, to the creation of some of the works, to the themes the artists featured are exploring. The artists are reflecting on themes of human nature, our interactions within the natural world, and how we interact with each other, ourselves, and realizing these themes in both abstract and representational manifestations.

Artists such as Brent Crothers, Dina Wind, and Hannah Vogel breathe new life into tossed away materials. In describing his approach to his work he notes, “At the root of this work is a respect for nature and the questioning of all the wasted materials that surround us. More and more I’m incorporating unappreciated and discarded materials, transforming them into small communities to create forms and giving the materials new life.” Crothers poses a question when presenting his work however is not only asking the question; he is taking one step further and using his art as his way addressing the issue that he is presenting.

In Steve Flom’s work, he sees the human form as “the embodiment of the Soul… and a piece of wood or stone has an essence all its own. I try to fuse the essences of the model and the medium – without losing either one in the process.” Joshua Koffman, Roger Wing, Flom, and the late Joe Brenman all explore the human form and the tangibility of it, they see it as a vessel for something larger than us—it is a starting point.

This exhibition provides time and space to reflect and interact with the works as they provoke questions, ideas, and feelings. Be sure to check it out! To check out photos of the exhibit visit here!

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I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and city streets. In work ranging from large scale sculptural installations, and living compilations, to miniature assemblage and mixed media works on paper, nature is my rubric and my compass. This is the way I make connections between human interests and the environment that surrounds us. 

Simultaneously, nature is my metaphor and material. Grafting together a variety of flat and dimensional elements is not uncommon in my practice.
In different ways, I'll incorporate earth, vines, flowers, roots, seeds, pigment, and wax into sculpture, and mixed media works on paper, more akin to assemblage. Nature and plants frequently act as metaphors for our human experience as they are passively or overtly layered or stitched amidst found imagery, maps, photographs, and words.
Susan Benarcik
Susan Benarcik

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences,…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and…

Jeremy Waak
Jeremy Waak
Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience by encouraging interaction from differing perspectives. Many of his pieces have hints of sculptural qualities that pop from the wall. This creates shadows and movement within and outside of the piece.
Joe Vescovich
Joe Vescovich

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different…

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience…

Joe Vescovich's pieces are full of texture, layers and depth that can and need to be walked around and viewed form different points and perspectives. He engages the viewer to be active in the experience by encouraging interaction…

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based painter who strives to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently contained in each of her panels. She investigates the visual contrast and harmony where human-made structures and nature intersect. Her paintings are strongly influenced by the graphic stylizations and compressed spaces of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. Kishita’s paintings are in a number of private/corporate collections, including Toyota, Capital One, and Kaiser Permanente. She has participated in artist residencies in New Mexico, Russia, and Iceland and exhibited at the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates and the Museum of Non-Conformist Art in St. Petersburg, Russia. She holds a BFA and MFA from the University of the Arts.
Michele C. Kishita
Michele C. Kishita

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based painter who strives to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently…

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based painter who strives to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently contained in each of her panels. She investigates the visual contrast and harmony…

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based painter who strives to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently contained in each of her panels. She investigates the visual contrast and harmony where human-made…

Sharon Wensel
Sharon Wensel
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