“Concept to Completion”
5th biennial Western Cast Iron Art Conference
November 2nd – 6th, 2016
Student Center Turquoise Room
1-2:30pm Thursday, November 3rd 2016
Concept to Completion:
Digital Iron /Mary Neubauer
International Perspective / James Luke Hayes
Public Iron /Tamsie Ringler
Digital Sculpture/Joey Gottbrath
Intern Experience/ Gerard Masse-Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum
Large Scale Project Management/Brad Wearstler-Walla Walla Foundry
Student Center Turquoise Room
1-2:30pm Friday, November 4th 2016
Aesthetics of Iron:
Natural/ Ryan Lamfers
Spiritual / Coral Lambert yes /video & Skype for Q & A
Body politics/ Nikki Moser
Psychedelic /Daniel Hunt
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
Working at the art/science intersection, Mary Neubauer has shown her sculpture and digital images internationally. Recent exhibitions include Museums and the Web, Los Angeles, CA; Balance/Unbalance, Noosa Gallery, Australia; Marble Codes, Giardino Villa Strozzi, Florence, IT; MUSA, Pietrasanta, Italy, New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA; the Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, NJ ; MCAD, Minneapolis, MN; Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris; India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; and Beijing Today Art Museum, China. Her works are in many private and public art collections.
She regularly exhibits with Ars Mathematica, TeleSculpture, the Women’s Environmental Artist’s Directory, and Art-Science Collaborations. She was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a Fulbright Fellow (Cambridge, UK), and a Ford Fellow. Recent projects include Garfagnana Innovazione (robotic carving), the Arctic Circle Expedition, the Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center, Ireland, the John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, and the Serde Residency in Latvia. She is a President’s Professor in Sculpture at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. In collaboration with media artist Todd Ingalls, she has developed a series of interactive sculptural public art works.
James Luke Hayes
CIT Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland
James L Hayes is a contemporary visual artist and is the principal Sculpture Lecturer at the CIT Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland. His research interests range from contemporary interpretations of sculptural legacies to site-specific interventionist works, which draw from traces of significant pasts and histories. His practice often elevates humble motifs, objects and symbols to celebratory status through the use of material, scale, kinetics and via the use of the multiple. Recently completing a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, in Dublin, Hayes is now embarking on a second solo show in New Orleans this summer, 2016.
Alongside his gallery practice he has been awarded a number of large-scale site-specific public art works most recently for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He is currently developing a monumental sculptural project for the Office of Public works in Ireland and has most recently been awarded a major Public Art Commission by Dublin City Council for the Historic Liberties district in Dublin.
Hayes is a graduate of Limerick School of Art & Design, De Montfort University Leicester and the University of London. He is the principal lecturer in Sculpture at the Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Tamsie Ringler works in the environmental and populist traditions of public art. Her installations and sculptures integrate process, space and viewer; as elements and witnesses. Through iron casting, video, and interactive works she fuses public spectacle with the production of contemplative spaces and objects. Recent projects explore the environmental burden we place on our landscapes as well as more intimate portraits of the landscapes of artists’ studios.
Tamsie Ringler studied Art at the University of Wisconsin and received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches sculpture and foundry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and serves on the Board of Directors of Franconia Sculpture Park where she leads the annual Community + Collaboration Hot Metal Pour. She recently completed River of Iron: Pouring the Mississippi, an overnight iron pour spectacle where she cast a twenty foot mold of the Mississippi River watershed at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis during Northern Spark. In 2014 she co-directed the 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art at the Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum in Latvia. She has received numerous awards in support of her work and is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation, University of California, Berkeley
Joey Gottbrath received his BA in Functional Design from Murray State University and his MFA in Sculpture from Arizona State University. He currently works as Technical Chief at the Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation, a fabrication lab at the University of California, Berkeley. Gottbrath has taught sculpture and digital design processes at Autodesk Pier 9, The Crucible, Diablo Valley College, Arizona State University, and the Maricopa County Community Colleges. Venues that have exhibited Gottbrath’s work include Mesa Museum for Youth, Tryptich Gallery, Andorra Gallery, Gallery Materia, Boxheart Gallery, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Oakland International Airport, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum
Gerard Masse has been the Founding Director of Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Solsberry, Indiana since 2002. His artwork has been shown in galleries and sculpture parks nationally and internationally from London, England to good ole Chattanooga, TN.
Gerry studied sculpture and furniture design at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis where he earned two BFA’s and went on to receive his MFA in sculpture from the University of Kentucky. After graduation he and his wife established Sculpture Trails as a 501c3 and he taught Sculpture at UK for the next six years. In 2002 Gerry became the Furnace Crew Recruiting Officer for the Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture in Coalbrookdale, England. His crew ran iron one month a year for nine years before bringing the English cast iron sculpture workshops to Sculpture Trails in 2010. The Trails iron workshops became very successful among participants and Interns. The Trails Intern Crew runs over 25,000 pounds of iron every July producing pieces for artists from around the world. In addition to the museum grounds, Sculpture Trails also provides art-based workshops and services such as the Sculpture in Public Places Program, the Traveling Foundry Educational Outreach Program and the Cast Iron Sculpture Workshops. These programs are designed with the intention to enhance the community’s art experience through art education.
Walla Walla Foundry
From concept to completion, the Walla Walla Foundry offers a range of services to assist artists in all phases of their project. Whether working on discreet pieces, or monumental commissions, we strive to provide the facility, equipment, and technicians necessary to achieve the realization of the artist’s vision.
Art and Art History Department, SUNY Cortland
MFA 2000 Sculpture University of Washington
BFA 1998 Sculpture Georgia State University
International student exchange 1996 Glasgow School of Art.
Industrial Design Model Making Apprenticeship 1992 AWA Inc. and IDA Inc. Foundry Patternmaking Apprenticeship 1994 Intertool Inc.
Coral Penelope Lambert
School of Art & Design, NYSCC @ Alfred University
Coral Penelope Lambert is internationally recognized for large scale sculpture. Born in the UK she studied at Canterbury College of Art, Central School of Art in London and received her MFA in Sculpture from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1990. Over the past 26 years she has mainly utilized the foundry as her studio and laboratory to explore the process of ‘Speeding up the work of Nature’. Her work responds to metals rich history in myth and mining, playing with its weight, permanence and flux. By referencing phenomena such as geysers, volcanos, thunder clouds and meteorites she echoes forces of nature and seeks to address darker issues related to the earth’s resources and contamination. Lambert is Professor of Sculpture at Alfred University in Upstate New York where she is also Director of the National Casting Centre Foundry since 2007. Her work can be seen in many prestigious exhibitions and collections around the world as she often travels the landscape to specific sites as her inspiration making and showing work in America, China, Finland, Italy, Germany, Latvia, Scotland, England and Wales.
Collin College, Plano Texas
Luke Sides has spent the better part of his life eating himself to death. He has consumed enough red meat and pork to clog his arteries to the point of irreversible damage. While eating this food has brought Luke much pleasure and happiness unfortunately Luke must cease and desist the consumption of all things FAT which is Ironic because of his stature…. So, Luke has used food as his main source of inspiration for his sculpture for the past 10 years. What started as adoration for these hedonistic foods has transformed into memorialization but either way these sculptures are a direct reflection of Luke Sides. Oh, Luke Sides received his MFA from the University of North Texas in Denton TX, and has taught full time at Collin College in Plano TX since 2002.
Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Nikki Moser is a sculptor, teacher, mother, goddess, friend, and student in different orders on different days. Her work has manifested itself in cast iron, printmaking, photography, mixed media, video and sound. Driven by a desire to assemble objects and ideas in ways that recast light, propose an alternate dialog and subtly implicate the viewer, her media corresponds intimately to the concepts. She is a Pennsylvania Council on the Art Rostered Artist, previously an Instructor at Keystone College, and President of the Board at Artists for Art Gallery in Scranton PA. In 2010 she co-founded Keystone Iron Works, an Iron Casting program for at risk high school students, which has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts awards. She has a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and is currently pursuing an MFA in Studio Art at MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art. She regularly exhibits her work and has sculptures in many private collections. She sews, likes playing with fire and makes excellent chocolate chip cookies.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel Hunt, Associate Professor, Sculpture: B.F.A. and A.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Professor Hunt teaches all levels of Sculpture at Kansas State University and is an expert in working with a variety of materials. He regularly employs cast aluminum, bronze and iron, fabric, plastics, steel and wood to generate sculptures and installations, often building the necessary equipment to produce the work. He has taught many workshops and courses nationally and internationally with this focus. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and the UK, is housed in private collections, has been publicly commissioned.