We are pleased to return to AD 2019 with Breon Dunigan’s ‘Trophy Heads’, a series of individual wall sculptures made from repurposed furniture and textiles. These sculptures are a marvel of ingenious fabrication and a witty commentary on the psychology of collecting. By making artworks that contain both possibilities Dunigan also describes the tension she enjoys between beauty in fine art and functionality in the decorative arts. These affable artworks connect us with personal desires, fantasies and satisfactions about collecting including a flirtation with humor and fetish.
These joyful upholstered animal heads can be installed in both traditional and modern spaces. Their warmth and dimension also provide a moment of wit and a nod to history in contemporary designs.
BREON DUNIGAN exhibits her sculpture and prints widely throughout New England and New York. Her work can be found is several public and private collections. Her ‘Trophy Heads’ have been commissioned for private collections and corporations include Vera Bradley. Her studio is in Truro, on Cape Cod and she has deep connections to the historic Art Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
For AD 2019 we will present a series of wood wall sculptures, all 10″ diameter with varying depths not greater than 2″. These assembled works have a warm thoughtful palette that feels like painting while their compelling shape and depth offer a dimensional pop to a wide variety of spaces. The ‘Portholes’ can complete collections of varied smaller objects and images and are beautiful when installed individually or in structured series.
RAMON S. ALCOLEA was born in Sevilla, Spain, in 1958. He attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and graduated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York City. He has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts. He has had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, the Cummington Community of the Arts, and the Helen Wurlitzer Foundation as well as a fellowship from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
He has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and his work is in numerous collections including the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. His work has been written about in The Honolulu Advertiser, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Provincetown Arts, and The Boston Globe, among other publications.