Sunday, December 15, 2013

Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, Prints

Alexander Wilds will be the featured artist at Amiro Art and Found during the January 3, 2014 First Friday Art Walk from 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. The Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, and Prints will showcase the diverse and often unnamed works of this versatile artist. Amiro Art & Found is located at 9C Aviles Street in downtown Saint Augustine.

Alexander Wilds’ work is hard to put into words. “I don't talk much about my work: my work speaks for me, “explains Wilds. “I rarely title anything.  Pieces develop names over time as a matter of convenience, such as, "Hey, get that woman with the spikes in her shoulder."  Someday someone gives a piece a name that sticks, but usually it is not me. I just make them.” 

Born in New Orleans, Wilds studied art at Rhodes College, San Francisco Art Institute (BFA), Tulane University (MFA), and University of Minnesota (PhD).  He moved to Japan in 1985 where he worked as a sculptor and architectural designer for twenty-two years. Dr. Wilds is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Art at Benedict College in Columbia, SC.

Wilds describes his work best, “I am a sculptor by training and predilection. I make sculpture; I draw like a sculptor (3D images, not flat composition), make prints like a sculptor (process, process, process) and paint like a sculptor (it's all about material). I do a lot of architecture and furniture, which is just useful sculpture. Still, my work is not just sculpture - lots of painting, etching, drawing
Alexander Wilds Portfolio: Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, and Prints will be on display through January.  Amiro is open Thursday-Monday from 11a.m. to 5p.m.with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 7:00p.m.

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