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( June 16, 1999)
RAPID CITY ARTIST DISPLAYS HIS WORK AT THE APEX GALLERY AT SDSM& T
A sculpture exhibit by Rapid City artist, Doug Owen is on display at the Apex
Gallery in the Class Room Building at the South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology ( SDSM& T) through Thursday, August 5. A reception will be held on Saturday, June 26, from 6: 30- 8: 00 p. m. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the sculptor and view his art at the reception.
Owen's found object sculptures reflect his experience of the South Dakota
landscape of his youth. Constructed with materials that Owen finds in
ditches, abandoned lots, and old farmsteads, his figurative sculptures speak
to the elements of the natural world and the forces of nature. In this
series of sculptures, graceful contour lines of rusted rebar, or strapping
wire suggest volume and solidity of form. Life size horses made with open
armatures are sheathed in twisted metal siding and rusted wire. Larger than
life human figures express overwhelming grief or assume the stance of a
warrior. On display will be numerous sculptures to include a Golden Rod, Horse, and Buffalo.
For further information about the Apex Gallery and Doug Owen exhibit, visit the Apex Gallery web site at http:// www. hpcnet. org/ apex, or call Deborah Mitchell, Director, Apex Gallery at ( 605) 394- 1254.
Photo caption: A sculpture by Rapid City resident Doug Owen is depicted above. Owen utilizes materials he finds in ditches, abandoned lots, and old farmsteads to create his sculptures.
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