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The Gesture Contained : Recent Sculptures by Joshua Enck

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Dollop, 2010 Ash © Joshua Enck
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Crinoline, 2010 © Joshua Enck
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The Gesture Contained : Recent Sculptures by Joshua Enck
Curated by: George Kinghorn

40 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
January 14th, 2011 - March 26th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.umma.umaine.edu
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
kj@umit.maine.edu
PHONE:  
207.561.3350
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), University of Maine
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

The Gesture Contained features a dynamic assortment of sculptures, some over seven feet tall, which are created with diverse materials including poplar, ash, reclaimed pine, and Corten Steel. Enck’s background in architecture and as a furniture maker is evident in the meticulous craftsmanship and solid design sensibility reflected in each work. The artist’s free-standing compositions are endearingly quirky and often possess a pronounced asymmetry and light-hearted stance. While compositions may recall a vintage dress form, architectural elements or an over-sized plant bud, these sculptures also invite a range of associations. Enck employs techniques such as hand-painting, distressing with patina, welding and bent-laminating to create the unique constructions.

Joshua Enck received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has been an instructor at RISD since 2005. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Sciences from the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois. Enck is a recipient of the 2011 Fellowship in Three-Dimensional Art from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.