Monday, February 7, 2011

Doug Calisch: The Biography of Objects

"The Biography of Objects", an exhibition by Doug Calisch, will be on display in Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, 924 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, through 25 February.

Calisch "rescues" discarded objects that have already served their original purpose and gives them new life and new meaning in these thoughtful and detailed sculptures.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

A teacher and artist, Calisch has recently completed his twenty-ninth year of teaching at Wabash College. He received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and his B.F.A. in 1976 from the University of Illinois.

"That each collected article shows signs of natural wear or past human activity intrigues me and suggests each sculptural assemblage has an expansive history beyond my involvement with the materials. It is not unlike archeology. The work becomes collaborative, combining my actions with acts previous to mine," he writes.

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