November 16 – February 23
The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys: The Mechanical Sculptures of Steve Gerberich
Press a button or crank a wheel, and with a whirring hum, the sculptures of New York-based artist Steve Gerberich come to life! A flock of decoy geese flap overhead with open suitcase wings, a wooden cow with hooves clad in high-top sneakers is milked by a farmer and more. Constructed from recycled and found materials such as old machine parts, kitchen utensils, lighting fixtures, toys and carnival figurines, this highly entertaining exhibit offers museum-goers a unique way to interact with contemporary sculpture and explore the principles of simple mechanical motion!
An alchemist of odds and ends, Gerberich's creations form an elaborate call and response - a dialogue between mechanical memories and active imagination. "I think creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, with a small dose of reality thrown in. My work is really about imagining a world different from the present. It's analog art for the digital age," said Gerberich.
This is one science-meets-art experience you won't want to miss!