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3-D exhibit starts at Gallery 842

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Three-dimensional artists Michael Anthony Smith, academic lab manager for Marshall University's School of Art & Design, and sculpture studio technician Rick Wolhoy will present an exhibition of their work at Gallery 842 in Huntington beginning Friday, Jan. 18.

The joint exhibit, titled 60' 6" (Smith) and Anthropometry (Wolhoy), opens at 6 p.m. January 18 with a reception, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Smith, of Huntington, is an adjunct professor in the School of Art & Design and full-time safety/shop technician in the Art Warehouse. Wolhoy, of Ashland, is a Marshall University alumnus, sculpture studio technician, and also adjunct faculty in the art and design school.

Although not limited to specific sculptural media, both artists do work primarily in three-dimensions. Smith investigates the fluid, shifting recollections of his childhood by presenting recognizable forms in an altered scale, combination, material or setting.

Wolhoy grew up in a family dedicated to construction and real estate development, and very quickly connected to the materials of three-dimensional design. "The pieces in this series (Anthropometry) consist of wood sculptures combined with other media, displayed in conjunction with paintings on canvas. Both the sculptural and two-dimensional components are proportionate to, or even larger than the human figure, thus creating a physical space that the viewer can experience," Wolhoy said.

60' 6" and Anthropometry will be on display until Feb. 22. Gallery 842 is free and open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 12-7 p.m.

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