Schnormeier Gallery showcases unique Plexiglas and iron works
July 1, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- MVNUís Schnormeier Gallery will host a joint exhibit for July, featuring work from artists Tyler Bohm, who will display his Plexiglas wall cuts, and Steven Bush, professional metal sculptor.
The show runs from July 1 through August 12, with a reception on Friday, July 1, from 6-9 p.m., in conjunction with First Friday festivities, that is free and open to the public.
Tyler Bohm holds a bachelorís degree from Kenyon College and a masterís degree in Russian and east European studies from the University of Oxford. He has served as a research assistant for the EastWest Institute and currently functions with business development at NBBJ, a global architecture firm, while continuing his self-employment under his own sculpting label.
Bohmís work begins in a CAD design that is cut into sheets of Plexiglas, which are painted and assembled into a multi-layered construct. The unique process explores the peculiar correlation between human and technological activity, a theme which is often investigated in his experiments. Each piece he constructs functions as a component of a larger whole stemming from a stream of consciousness which reaches the point where the inventor loses control of his invention.
Steven Bush, who works as a metal sculptor and owner of "smARTworks,” began his career with a scholarship to the Pennsylvania Institute of Art while working in a jewelry factory. He transferred to the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) to complete his degree. Coming from a heritage of iron workers, he decided to integrate his passion for art with a functional application. Bush continued his education while working at Fortin Iron Works in Columbus and has been teaching part time at the CCAD for five years.
Bush, who learned to weld when he was 8 years old, uses his skill to produce one-of-a-kind, never-duplicated metal sculptures for numerous clients and institutions. In the ten years since he started his business, Bush has hand-produced more than 3,000 unique pieces which are in display across 24 states and four countries. He has been featured in magazine, radio, and television spots as well as numerous galleries and festivals.
Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.mvnu.edu/art. For more information on the artists, visit www.tylerbohm.com and www.stevenwbush.com.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Best in the Midwest (Baccalaureate) institutions for the fifth year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and eight additional satellite Adult and Graduate Studies sites throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,500 students from 25 states and six countries/U.S. territories.