An exhibition of sculpture

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Harry Bryon Corcoran (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Peter Agostini

Abstract: The show on exhibit In the Weatherspoon Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from January 10 through January 24, 1969 presents the body of this thesis. The exhibit consists of five pieces of welded steel sculpture. Each has as its starting point the standing female figure. Welding lends itself to a direct, spontaneous approach. I am free to respond to the results of the shaping process. Form develops from the Interaction of Idea and material. Since the process is both additive and subtractive no decision is irreversible as in carving. Clay and wax have this characteristic. But the clay or wax figure is not a finished work. Technical problems of firing or casting may result in an unsatisfactory final piece. The change in material may greatly alter the character of the piece. The welded figure is a finished piece and the quality of the form and the surface is the result of the characteristics of the material and the building process. There is an immediacy and continuity of conception and execution not possible in the casting process.

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Language: English
Date: 1969

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