Polk Museum of Art


Site Specifics: Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen

Barbara Sorensen, Topographies Installation, Orlando Museum of Art, Boat Installation, 16' x 16' x 2' overall, Stoneware & stones, Foothills Installation, 1' x 7' x 7' overall, Stoneware, video &sound

Site Specifics: Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen

Saturday, March 22, 2014  • Previous Exhibitions

March 22-June 7, 2014

This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art environments. Gunderson has been a professor of art at Stetson University for more than 35 years. Having spent 30 years almost exclusively in ceramics, his current works visually express his observation of pop culture. Via the medium of iconic movie characters, his work reflects that we are a composite of our experiences. Sorensen is known for monumental sculptural installations that draw on geological formations and classical elements, but she recently turned her energies to large-scale environmental vessels constructed of metals and resins as well as new, experimental mixed-media prints and two-dimensional works. She discovered clay as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin. After completing her degree there, she went on to work with mentors Gunderson, Peter Voulkos, Don Reitz and others who were pushing the medium in fresh, sculptural directions.

For more information on Sorensen and her work, please visit http://www.barbarasorensen.com/. For information on Gunderson and his work, please visit www.DanGundersonArt.com.

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