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3D Foundations Students Exhibit in Creal Microgallery

Nine small-scale sculptures are shown in a single image.

Small scale sculp­tures by Studio:3D foun­da­tions stu­dents are on view in a juried exhi­bi­tion titled Scale & Sub­stance at Creal Micro­gallery. This uncon­ven­tional gallery space on Creal Cres­cent in Ann Arbor is only 10“x1216,” about the size of a microwave.

The exhi­bi­tion is the cul­mi­na­tion of a mini-assign­ment in Sally Cleggs 3D foun­da­tions class. Stu­dents were invited to work with a mate­r­ial, process, and sub­ject mat­ter of their own choos­ing. In the span of a week, stu­dents devel­oped an idea and made sketches/​plans, cre­ated and doc­u­mented their pieces, and wrote an accom­pa­ny­ing state­ment about their work, with the goal of com­mu­ni­cat­ing mean­ing in 3D to a new audi­ence out­side of the class com­mu­nity. The only for­mal con­straint was a max­i­mum scale of ten cubic inches. 

Stu­dents cre­ated a diverse range of pieces on a wide array of sub­jects, which were then juried by guest critic and vis­it­ing artist Eleanor Ander­son (Cran­brook 22). Stu­dents also received guid­ance dur­ing this process from Creal Micro­gallery founder and cura­tor Joe Lev­ickas, who vis­ited class to describe the cura­to­r­ial mis­sion of the gallery, and spoke about addi­tional con­sid­er­a­tions sur­round­ing scale (what is the dif­fer­ence between small-scale work and minia­tures? How can scale be applied beyond phys­i­cal size to the con­tent of the work itself, such as small joys and accom­plish­ments?) Lev­ickas, who is the Direc­tor of Arts at Michi­gan, also shared about the oppor­tu­ni­ties that his orga­ni­za­tion offers to Stamps under­grad­u­ate stu­dents such as grants and events. 

Exhibit­ing artists: Grace Biebel, Haylee Bohm, Sky­lar Farah, Colin Hunter, Jonas Pflaumer, Ria Gar­cia Rivera, Daniela Silva, Bella Spag­n­uolo, and Xochitl Trevino-Kwasnik.