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Artist joseph feldman


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Biography


Artist Statement
 
     Using wood, motors, hardware, wire, rope, metal and other industrial materials, I create abstract kinetic assemblages that move and make sound.  Sometimes with a sense of whimsey, and sometimes not.  (Though not my intention, I have been told that most of my work has a whimsical edge.)  I sometimes think of myself as a choreographer, except instead of creating movement for dancers, I create movement in my art.
     The movement and sound in my work is powered by a motor or by interaction with the viewer.  Sometimes I like the sculpture to take on a life of its own without needing human intervention, in which case it has a motor.  But sometimes I like to incorporate human interaction in the piece; in this case it takes a person to pull a rope or turn a wheel to make the sculpture come alive.
     My goal ultimately is to create pieces that move, make sound, and appear to be organic.
 
Artist Resume
 
EDUCATION
 
1976          Master of Architecture,
                   University of California
                   Berkeley, CA
 
1969          Bachelor of Arts
                   University of California,
                   Berkeley, CA
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
2018          Two-person exhibition
                   It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing
                   Caspar Curiousities Gallery
                   Caspar, CA
 
2016          Small Works Exhibition
                   International Sculpture Center Annual Convention
                   Pittsburgh PA
 
2015          Small [...]

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