Creative Loafing “Best of Charlotte 2016” announces Charles Williams’ Continuum exhibition Best Use of Art as a Form of Therapy:
Greensboro-based artist Charles Williams has had three near-death experiences, all of them involving water. Luckily, he turned his bad experiences into a good thing through his Continuum series, which showcased at CPCC’s Ross Gallery during this year’s Sensoria and also at New Gallery of Modern Art in Uptown. Williams has acknowledged his fears of water and accepted that he can’t swim, although his ability to paint water and ocean scenes has been a success. As he said in an interview earlier this year: “When I feel like I don’t want to paint water anymore, then that’s when I’ll take swimming lessons.” We suggest you keep splashing that paint onto canvasses, Charles.
Creative Loafing: ‘Sink or Swim’
Here is a sneak peek of the film Continuum, part of Charles Williams’ Sensoria exhibition in Ross Gallery.
Featured in cover article in SouthPark Magazine, “Art with Soul .“
“The Sound of Everything,” currently on view at Ross Gallery,
is featured in an article by The Charlotte Observer’s Barbara Schreiber.
Shaun Cassidy, "The Sound of Everything" Ross Gallery CPCC
Ms. Schreiber states: “Cassidy’s vivid, powder-coated steel sculptures succeed because they are primal.”
“The Sound of Everything” was inspired by music, and Schreiber writes, “Although several vaguely resemble actual instruments, some of the best ones – including ‘Violin,’ ‘Fiddle,’ and ‘Snare’ – are sheer explosions of movement and sound.”
Read the article in the Charlotte Observer
New work by sculptor Shaun Cassidy is currently on display in
“Shaun Cassidy: The Sound of Everything”
in Ross Gallery through July 16, 2015.
Shaun Cassidy, "The Sound of Everything, Fiddle" 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 eight 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. He also worked as a studio assistant for Sir Anthony Caro in London. His work spans a diverse range of materials, processes and ideas. He 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, Rock Hill, SC. Cassidy’s work is represented in Charlotte by the New Gallery of Modern Art.
Shaun Cassidy, featured artist in Ross Gallery during Sensoria
Upcoming Sensoria artist, Shaun Cassidy, is featured on the cover of this month’s edition of “Carolina Arts!” Sensoria is CPCC’s week long celebration of the arts April 10-18, 2015. More info at http://sensoria.cpcc.edu/
“Shaun Cassidy: The Sound of Everything” opens March 16 and continues through July 14.
“In this new body of work, Cassidy will create sculptural equivalents of the emotional and associative resonances of specific musical sounds. Each work, through its form, composition, stance and color, attempts to capture specific nonverbal feelings. This exhibition will consist of eight steel, powder-coated sculptures ranging in size, shape and color. British born artist Shaun Cassidy has been making work in the US 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.'” http://www.carolinaarts.com/315/315carolinaarts-pg39.pdf
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