April 6 — May 11, 2013
James Sullivan’s newest exhibition will feature large-scale figures molded from straw and plaster, large-scale cast iron sculptures and What Remains, an ongoing sculptural project which investigates a process of collecting, forming, and re-forming objects. The interactive piece invites the viewer to pick up and investigate, with the hand as well as the mind. Each of these bodies of work involve a philosophical-sculptural reverie about how we can know what things are and the and the parameters with which the eye can interpret form, weight and texture. These reveries are charged with recent experimentations with 3D printing as the technology permeates through visual art and practical design.
James Sullivan is currently co-chair of the Division of Art at Southern Methodist University. He lives and works in Dallas, Texas and has been represented by Conduit Gallery since 1990. Remains will be the artist’s ninth solo exhibition with the gallery. Sullivan’s work has been included in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Stiftung Worlen, Passau, Germany; Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Muhlenbusch, Dusseldorf, Germany; Raw Space/ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; The Meadows Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; The Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi and The Longview Museum, Longview, Texas. Group exhibitions include the University of Pennsylvania; the Stadt Museum, Erlangen, Germany and the Fort Burgwin Research Center, Ranchos de Taos, NM.