New work by sculptor Shaun Cassidy is currently on display in “Shaun Cassidy: The Sound of Everything” in Ross Gallery through July 16, 2015.
In this new body of work, Shaun Cassidy has created sculptural equivalents of the emotional and associative resonances of specific musical sounds. Each work, through its form, composition, stance and color, captures specific nonverbal feelings. This exhibition consists of seven steel, powder-coated sculptures ranging in size, shape, and color.
British born artist Shaun Cassidy has been making work in the U.S since 1991. He studied sculpture in England and Canada and worked as a studio assistant for Sir Anthony Caro in London. His work spans a diverse range of materials, processes and ideas and has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America and the Wall Street Journal.
Shaun has been awarded artist residencies at over ten venues including two at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, an Affiliate Artist residency (2001-2002) and a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) sponsored artist-in-residence (2006). He has completed several public art projects throughout the region and is currently working on new public art commissions for the CATS Blue Line Extension McCullough Station and the Arts and Science Council in Charlotte. Shaun is currently on the National Board of Directors of the McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Charlotte and works as a Professor of Fine Art at Winthrop University, located in Rock Hill, SC. Cassidy’s work is represented in Charlotte by the New Gallery of Modern Art.
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 26, 5-7 p.m. in Ross Gallery
Artist Lecture: Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m. in Tate Hall