Sam Blanchard: Futile State January 9 - February 8, 2023
Another Exercise in Futility (detail); 2016; 3D printed bronze pick-axes, plastic, brass, aluminum, compressor; dimensions variable
Lecture and Reception
Tuesday, January 24, 5:30pm
About The Exhibition
Sam Blanchard uses computer-based fabrication and presentation methods to create works that interrogate the human experience in the age of technology. Previous projects include kinetic sculptures, interactive environments, and video installations. Blanchard is currently Associate Professor of Studio Art in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He has an active international exhibition record, with solo exhibitions at such venues as the Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center, The Delaware Contemporary, and The New Galley (Calgary, ON). His collaborative work in the fields of computer science and engineering have been presented at such venues as South-by-Southwest, World Maker Faire, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Ohio University and Master of Fine Art with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Visit the artist's website: https://www.samblanchard.com/