John Grade’s work at Bellevue Arts Museum
October 9, 2008 · Updated 10:52 AM
The exhibition Disintegration, Sculpture through Landscape by up-and-coming Seattle-based sculptor John Grade, is on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum through Nov. 30.
Grade’s work investigates the effects of nature on man-made objects. The solo exhibition features both sculptural objects and photographic documentation of 6 - 8 projects in various stages of development - rudimentary, encrusted, engulfed and collapsed.
Disintegration, Sculpture through Landscape marks a shift in Grade’s work from the controlled and object-driven to the uncontrolled and process-driven. By placing his sculptural works into the natural environment, Grade encourages an interplay between art and nature that informs, alters and brings new possibilities to light.
The show is part of Bellevue Arts Museum’s ongoing exhibition series, Material Evidence.
Grade received his BFA from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1992, and has traveled extensively following his graduation. Over the past decade, Grade has earned numerous grants and awards.
His work has been featured in Art in America, Sculpture, The Boston Globe, and on NPR’s All Things Considered and Studio 360.