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Confluence

by Joe Chesla

Wood and Metal Sculptures
Rust and Salt Prints

On View
August 18 - October 6, 2007


Opening Night Reception
Saturday, August 18, 2007
7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Combining wood and skillfully crafted metal parts, Joe Chesla creates unique, yet oddly familiar sculptures which seem to tell part of a larger story. At a glance his sculptures may appear to be random or found "parts" but are, in fact, deliberate and precise creations. Chesla challenges conventional aesthetics, daring us to see art in his sculptural hybrids of nature and industrialization. Also on view are a selection of mineral infused "rust" and "salt" prints. The one of a kind "prints" are created by exposing specially teated fibrous paper to the natural processes of oxidization. Joe Chesla received his MFA from Utah State University and has exhibited internationally. He is an Assistant Professor at St. Louis Community College Meramec, and heads the sculpture department.


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