CPCC’s Ross Gallery to Debut New Work by Sculptor Shaun Cassidy March 16 – July 16

WHAT: CPCC Art Galleries will debut new work by sculptor Shaun Cassidy when it opens “Shaun Cassidy: The Sound of Everything” in Ross Gallery March 16 – July 16, 2015

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 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 more than 10 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, S.C.

March 16 – July 16, 2015
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday

Opening Reception: March 26, 5 – 7 p.m. in Ross Gallery
Artist Lecture: Thursday, April 16; 6 p.m. in Tate Hall

WHERE: Ross Gallery, Overcash Center CPCC Central Campus

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Heather Felts at 704.330.6211 or at heather.felts@cpcc.edu.