Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present, Unquestionable Acceptance, a multimedia installation by emerging artist, R. Eric McMaster. Utilizing video, rapid prototyping, and traditional processes such as casting and photography, Eric McMaster creates a world that is grounded in both state of the art digital technology and traditional arts.
Rapid prototyping is a computer automated manufacturing process typically employed by architects, scientists, and industrial manufacturers to create 3 dimensional forms. McMaster is at the forefront of contemporary artists who use this technology as an artistic medium. For Unquestionable Acceptance, Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to debut a limited edition sculpture, Lawn Ornament, where a lone figure is perched like a flamingo on a bed of Astroturf. McMaster begins with a three-dimensional scan of himself and manufactures a rapid prototype from this digital information. He then uses the prototype to create a mold from which he casts multiple figurines made of dyed polyurethane. His process explores the question of what is lost when a living being is reduced, through means of mass production, to a plastic object.
McMaster will also create a foosball game with figures from his scans of day laborers that he hired to play a soccer match. The game will be accompanied by a video of the match, and life size 3-d prints of some of the players.
McMaster received an M.F.A in Sculpture from Arizona State University in 2008, and a B.F.A from Pennsylvania State University in 2003. He is currently teaching sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University. McMaster was awarded with the exhibition Unquestionable Acceptance by Richard Levy Gallery as first prizewinner.
Dates: January 10–February 26, 2009
Reception: January 17, 6–8 pm
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm
Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: 505.766.9888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.levygallery.com @levygallery