Christopher Gulick Sculpture
Exhibits ,Studio Projects and Events
NEWSLETTER/ BLOG 2014

NEWS briefs:
Current Projects Underway:

MARCH-APRIL
Solo Exhibit
.  “Re-Visit”
Past drawings, maquettes and sculpture.
This is a selected inventory from past exhibits in Berlin, New York and Wichita.
Bob Schwan Studios
Internet Commentary from the UK, click here
(Comentary text:”Bob Schwan Studio
Bob Schwan is a local artist recognised for his intense use of colour, a vibrant palette and an almost naïve, charming quality to his paintings. While the studio is home to many of his canvases, Bob also invites other artists to showcase their work there, including Christopher Gulick, a sculptor and installation artist whose interests revolve around kinetics and architecture, and who explores matter’s interaction with empty space. Bob Schwan Studioregularly participates in Wichita’s artsy Final Fridays.”)
111 S. Ellis, Wichita, Kansas

Opens March 28, through April. 2014
Local Media Preview Article Click Here


APRIL
Group Exhibit, Performance:
“Are You My Mother”. Works inspired by P.D. Eastman book. Reading of the book accompanied by experimental guitarist M.S. Walker

MAY
Commission Proposal: Bas-Relief, bronze and painted aluminum.
Art Advisory Services Inc. Client project, St. Petersburg, Russia.

JUNE
Solo Exhibit: “Coroplast Studies”
Concept and renderings for bas-relief works from sketchbooks, maquettes and
studies of the early Russian and Soviet Avant- Garde.
Bluebird Arthouse
924 West Douglas, Wichita, Kansas
June, 2014

JULY
Commission: Installation. Cohlmia Marketing. Wichita, KS Debut, TBA.
My sketch on photo from Interior Design magazine.

JULY-SEPTEMBER
Studio work (come visit for a coffee break). Below are sketch samples for project considerations.

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER

Duet Exhibit: “In the Middle of Everywhere” (working title)
New sculpture, Bas-Relief abstract landscapes.
Carriage Factory Gallery
128 E 6th St, Newton, Kansas
Oct, 4-Nov, 29, 2014. Reception, TBA
Below are sketch samples for project considerations.



My sketches on photos from Interior Design magazine.

NOVEMBER
Solo Exhibit: “In the Studio-Part 2”

This (AGAIN) is an on-site live exhibition build/residency. I will build a mock copy of my studio with workbench, tools, supplies such as metal rods, wire and sheet metal, computer for music/ internet, several item of decor such as self-portrait painting of my mother’s, photos of decease colleagues, award letters as well as several rejection letters.

For 3 solid weeks, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm I will work on new sculpture. I’ll bring a stack of my sketchbooks. I invite the students and other visitors to select for me, designs from my sketchbooks to challenge my creativity. I will build the works selected by these interactive companions.

REFERENCE REPORT FROM THE 2013 WORKSHOP.
Selections were indeed a challenge. Most sketches were not of personal or visual aesthetic interest to me. Since commission work is my key focus and interest, I stand by the saying, “The customer is always right”.
Therefore I take the execution and craftsmanship of the work very seriously.
I am very pleased with the results of all the work. The “clients” were all pleased with their selections and the renderings.
The single most important part of this exhibit/residency for me became the beginnings of the “bas-relief” works. I had of yet taken or made the opportunity to execute any of the many bas-relief works I have sketched.
Therefore, thanks to the interaction of art students and art lovers, I myself have yet again been pushed past my own limitations, kicked out of my own box so to speak.
Look for many upcoming bas-relief works in the future.
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2013

Group Exhibit
“Desserts First”
My contribution.
Installation group exhibit produced by artist Randy Regier.
1714 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS
“Opens” on Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Link to Flickr photo review 

Commission:

Kansas Health Foundation/ Kansas Leadership Center.
Steven Gleissner Art Consultant.
Installation, October 2013
This work is an abstract expression of the building and its occupants. The hard angles and starkness of the aluminum panel represent the architecture, the windows and doorways that are traversed by the people. The organic side built of bronze panels and curved stainless rods reflect the people and their movements in and throughout the structure. Often buildings and their occupants influence one another in a variety of ways. Such is with this sculpture. Depending on the angle of view, which is varied through the multiple of window walls, the view of the organic side or the architectural side intermingle and change in perceived balance.
Installation time-lapse video.
The model:


The completed work:



 
8 ft X 16 ft variable. Bronze, Aluminum, Stainless.

Commission:

KMUW/ Wichita State University. Permanent Collection.
LINK to KMUW Radio
“SP1-13″ (Self Portrait-1 2013)
This sculpture is a “self-portrait” of the “process” of my work. My personal image is pointless.
The imagery of the processes in work, the materials implemented, the tools and the origins of all the above are the true interest when studying the artists.
Here you see the bench vise, hammer and assorted clamps. These tools are holding in place the myriad of materials I’ve used for years. I’ve built work with scrap metal plate and found items such as Erector Set parts, clothes hangers and yes, colored vinyl records.
I typically use round rod of all basic metals, bronze, steel, brass and aluminum.
So, this image is a more accurate representation of me as an artist than, well………………..
my ever-aging face.


Featured Artist:
KMUW membership drive, Fall 2013.
Pledge Drive Premium page.
3-D work featured on KMUW Coffee mug and T-Shirt design.
All photography and graphic design by and courtesy of KMUW.


L INK to KMUW radio

Solo Exhibit:
“Small Works”, Recent works by Christopher Gulick.
COLOUR Gallery, Tulsa, OK.
Nov, 1-30. 2013 Opening Reception-Nov, 2, 2013.
Facebook link to COLOUR

Guest Speaker:
Wichita Art Museum, “Pechakucha”
Nov, 15, 2013,
“The global rage of pechakucha hits Wichita! Part open mic, part thought cocktail, part happy hour on a Friday night, join the crowd as caffeinated ideas and antics unfold.
20 slides for 20 seconds each—say what you mean, get to the point, and then sit down. WAM presents a lineup of local artists, musicians, and architects—creative types of every stripe—in streamlined offerings about what’s up and on their minds. Start with a cocktail reception, and then strap in as punchy, art-savvy ideas unfold.”
Patricia McDonnell, Director, Wichita Art Museum
Facebook link.
Wichita Art Museum Link
Link to WAM Christopher Gulick catalog listing

Commission:
Fall, 2013
Cohlmia Marketing: Installation proposal for Bas-Relief.

Conference:
International Sculpture Center World Conference.
Kansas Delegate.
December 1-4, 2013. Miami.
Link to ISC
My submission for the “littleSCULPTURE” exhibit at Fountainhead Studios during the conference. Bronze, 8inX8inX8in, 2013

Fairs:
Art Miami Week, Dec, 5-9, 2013.
See You There!

Collaborative Exhibit:
“Adornment” or…”This Old Thing?” or “…My Pretty!” (working titles)
Jewelry Exhibit.
Exhibit date and venue details, TBA
In studio collaboration between myself and artist Janet Riddel
(of the Wichita Art Museum ”Art Start” Education Program).
We are building sculpture as jewelry.
Planned designs as well as “freestyle” builds are in process.
Live models (male as well as female) will saunter about to display the works
during the exhibit.
Sample photos below.


Studio project:
“Sunbeam-the Blue Period” (working title).
I have acquired a 1965 Sunbeam Alpine sports car.
It has been stripped to the bare uni-body.
I will cut it up and then reconstruct into a sculpture/ installation.
Exhibition TBA.

Studio Project:
“Trabant- Back in the US, I mean DDR” (working title).
I have acquired a 1977 Trabant wagon.
The previous owner states,
“It was East Germany’s answer to the people’s car.
They were made in the DDR in Zwickau.
They were never even exported to the
Soviet Union (as far as I know). East Germany, Yugoslavia,
Czechoslovakia and Hungary received these. As far as I know that was it.”
This particular wagon met its (early) demise here in Kansas and
the owner graciously granted permission for me to cut it up for art’s sake.
Exhibition TBA.

Mobile, Mobiles, Stabiles, Kinetic, Suspended, Sculpture, Abstract, Non-Objective,
Mid Century Modern, Bronze, Brass, Copper, Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum