Wayne State University

Lecturer Pyrzewski shows work at Detroit Artists Market through 10/20...

WSU art lecturer and interim director of galleries, Tom Pyrzewski, is showing work as part of the group exhibition The DAM BIG SHOW at Detroit Artists Market. Detroit Artists Market presents The DAM BIG SHOW opening Friday, September 14, 2012 with a public opening reception 6pm to 9pm. The exhibit runs Sept. 14 - Oct. 20. The BIG SHOW celebrates DAM's 80th anniversary with large scale works by 14 local artists. DAM hosts a gallery talk on Saturday, Oct. 6th, 2pm - 4pm.


Boomer
2012
steel, rubber, wood, resin, paint, cloth

Tom Pyrzewski:  "Discarded objects with curves and diagonals are collected – natural deadfall and human-made. Bend, cut and assemble - the armature is constructed. Muscle is applied, similar to a body. Cloth that has been soaked in paint is placed onto the structure, providing durability, skin and color. Resonance from the objects influence application and determine the overall composition, often described as visceral. The sculpture is organic in form but contains mostly industrial materials within. This attribute implies an interconnection between humanity and nature, aiming to reverse themes associated with function."