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Construction functions as art

By Martina Treviño/nw news editor

Although bricks and tar paper are usually seen on the outside of buildings, these building objects currently fill the NW Campus Lakeview Gallery.

In his solo art show Brickology, Fred Spaulding, NW Campus assistant professor of art, uses common construction materials and other everyday objects as the basis for his artwork.

Spaulding collected the materials all over the world.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in ceramics from California State University-Long Beach and his master’s in ceramic/sculpture from the University of Connecticut, Spaulding has traveled extensively both as a student and teacher.

He has exhibited his works throughout the United States, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. Internationally, his works have been shown in Mexico, Hungary, Denmark and Thailand. Spaulding said he collected many of the materials used in his current exhibit during his travels.

Spaulding described his creative process in his artist statement.

“The activity of traveling and building the structures also adds to the collection of material and images and to the development of the work as a total practice,” he said.

According to his artist statement, his art has evolved through his combination of elements.

“In recent years, the collection of objects I work with has been enriched by adding handmade elements and combining ready-made furniture items,” the artist said.

The exhibit will run through Feb. 10.

For more information, about Spaulding and his art, check out his faculty Web page by doing a search for his name at www.tccd.edu.

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