DAC’s Marc Tasman is pleased to co-sponsor, along with Art & Design’s Art Survey course, artist Andrew Marsh’s visit to UW-Milwaukee on Thursday, November 14. Marsh will be giving a talk to Art 106 in the Arts Center Lecture Hall, Room 120, from 11 am – 12:15 pm.
Marsh describes the talk as covering the progression of his sculptures and performances in a few major movements, the ideas that propel them, and his professional arc. He will include information on opportunities at Josephine Sculpture Park in Kentucky and Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Indiana as well as a bit on the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices held biennially in Birmingham AL.
Bio: Andrew Marsh makes beautiful and terrifying art to celebrate life in the face of severe chronic pain. He combines brutal, explosive performances with cast iron, welded steel, and chainsaw carved wood sculptures at his studio, Lucky 7 Arts at Bldg 15 Studios in Louisville, KY. He was an artist in residence at City Museum in St. Louis after earning his MFA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (‘01) and BFA at the University of Kentucky (‘95). His work has appeared in over 250 group and solo exhibitions, collections, and events throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Marsh is assistant director for Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and program officer for the Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy at the University of Louisville. He serves as chair of the board of directors and executive officer for Josephine Sculpture Park and is a contributing artist at Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum. He chaired the 2017 and 2019 National Conferences on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices.