MOCA exhibit, 7/31-11/1/14
My one-man show at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Satellite Gallery) continues through Nov. 1, 2014.
Here is what Heather Hakimzadeh, curator at MOCA, wrote as an introduction to my exhibit:
“SAM HUNDLEY: PICK UP ARTIST
It doesn’t take much time looking at the work of artist Sam Hundley to understand that this man is having a love affair. The artist simply adores junk and the rejected debris left behind when function is gone from an object. The patina built up on abandoned scrap metal left outside to decay holds an artless beauty for him. In the elegant curve of a rusted fan or the visual cacophony of an old spring, Hundley sees form, shape, pattern, and motifs. He scans sidewalks and roadsides, always keeping an eye out for a bit of scrap that calls out like a siren to him. He gathers them and gives them a home in his studio until inspiration arrives. He fastens the metal pieces together into his sculptures. No longer garbage, they now live to tell a new story.”
There are 16 pieces on display, and the space is truly beautiful. Everything is for sale.
Thanks galore to the pros at MOCA, especially Curator Heather Hakimzadeh and Monée Marie Bengtson, Registrar and Preparator, for sponsoring, supporting, promoting, presenting – whew – this wonderful exhibit.
I’m also indebted to the wonderful people at Pavillion II for hosting the show and the fun opening. A lot of people showed up, I sold 5 pieces, wine was sipped, laughs were had, thoughts shared.
I believe this is the beginning of a new, exciting stage in my development as an artist.
I’ll post photos as soon as I can, but in the meantime, here’s a video of my 5-minute talk taken by my daughter, Lucy – thanks, hon!