A group show featuring Mikey Welsh, Clark Derbes, Tara Jensen, and Alika Herreshoff
Pleased To Meet You is a concept group show where we invited 4 artists - deliberately women, deliberately from different cities, all using different mediums. They didn't know one another and they'd have no apparent reason to show together - until Pursuit pursued them. Check out the video highlights.
Lee began carving when he was a supervisor of construction projects. He traveled around the country building hospitals, hotels, etc. and on weekends would carve. He carved the different trades; iron workers on red iron, concrete finishers on the base of a piece. He carved a saying usually profane, that a trade said. On a project in Manhattan he took some pieces to the Museum of American Folk Art and it was well received. When a recession hit the construction industry he began carving full time. He has never looked back. Lee carves what he calls "wise old sayings" and at last count had 185 sayings that he carves. During the summer he does art shows in beach towns.
The founder of Heise Metal Sculpture, Bill Heise studied art and art education at Buffalo State College. After moving to rural Vermont and teaching briefly, Bill began sculpting with found metal in 1966, tapping into Vermont's rich farming past and wide array of raw materials.
“The details that make a moment are many and not always recognized. I like the images that show them. The hidden pieces. The details. The little things that make an experience memorable.”