BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis
September 2, 2016 - late January, 2017
In 2010, Bellevue Arts Museum launched the BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition occurring every two years which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople, and designers, with an emphasis on current and new work. For each edition, Bellevue Arts Museum designates a new focus of exploration, be it a specific medium, technique, process, or theme in art, craft, and design. The fourth edition in the series, BAM Biennial 2016: Metalmorphosis, is focused on the medium of metal.
Whether precious or prosaic, metal has captivated makers and thinkers alike for over 10,000 years, inviting thoughts on transformation and attempts to unlock the secrets of the physical and metaphysical realms. The Museum received a record-breaking 330 applications for this year's biennial—a testament to the creative potential of this elemental material and the powerful inspiration it continues to evoke in art, craft, and design. From this talented and vast pool of applicants, 49 artists have been chosen to participate.
The Participating Artist List can be found here.
Opening Reception details to come.
Please visit bellevuearts.org for more information
Mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, bearings, gears, chains, lights
144” x 42” x 42”
Corner of Airport Way S. and S. Vale St.
Commissioned by SDOT 1% for Arts funding, administered by the Office of Arts & Culture, Revolution is an interactive sculpture permanently installed in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. By turning the silver wheel, visitors can watch the mechanics inside the sculpture move effortlessly.
The Georgetown Community Council applied for and was awarded funding through the Bridging the Gap Neighborhood Street Fund. The public art project is funded by SDOT 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office of Arts & Culture.
Read more here artbeat.seattle.gov
More images and video can be found in Large Equipment.