Department of Art and Art History News

Aaron Meyers Receives International Sculpture Center Award

Smile, 2012 cast concrete, handmade hardware 144 x 168 x 18 in.
Aaron Meyers - Smile

MFA student Aaron Meyers appears in the October issue of Sculpture magazine among a group of artists selected as recipients of the annual Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture awards.

Meyers describes his work in the article:

“Equal parts finished sculpture and recorded action, my work aims to understand the universe materially. Physically, the objects explore transition, force, and balance. Poetically, they create metaphoric equilibrium and transcend pure matter. I find beauty in ingenuity, surprise, and precision, and I use physical means to search for deep connections. Paradoxically, I try to create timeless forms tied to contingency, revealing the process of their fabrication and decay.”

The International Sculpture Center is a member supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. A distinguished panel made up of Drew Goerlitz, Sculpture and Associate Professor of Sculpture at SUNY Plattsburgh, Elizabeth Neilson, Director, Zabludowicz Collection, London, and Rein Triefeldt, selected 12 recipients from over 400 nominees.

The recipients' work will be on display at Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey from October 5 – March 30, 2014. The exhibition will then travel to another location to be announced later this year.

Visit Meyers' website to view more of his work.