The objects I make are intended to exist in the world of real things unencumbered by any specific narrative, dogma or ideology. They are meant to function only as a stimulus for a potential exchange of energy between a person who makes something and a person who comes into contact with it. This exchange can result in a meaningful experience that is not literal or definable, but sensual, and felt, and touches us in the place that defines us as human beings.
Specifically, the "Wedges" speak about perception. Objects can appear solid or concrete. Occasionally, after a slight shift in the light as the sun moves from one hour to the next, or a subtle change in our own point of view, physical material can become fluid and change into something entirely unexpected. And instead of being static, can actually exist in a state of flux and constant transition.
Stuart Arends, 2011
- M.F.A., Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California
- Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
- B.A., Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Museo di Arte, Rovereto e Trento, Italy
Schauwerk Museum, Sindelfingen, Germany
Museo Cantonale d' Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
Langen Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany
Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Werner Kramarsky Collection, New York
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Berlingieri Collection, Castello di San Basilio, Italy
Villa Panza, Varese, Italy
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Microsoft Collection, Seattle, Washington
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico