Exhibition: Chisel and Forge: Works by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim
September 26, 2015 – April 3, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Chisel and Forge presents two N.C. artists whose sculptures provide a fresh and humorous look at everyday objects. Peter Oakley skillfully re-creates impermanent items bars of soap, Styrofoam containers, egg cartons out of marble, transforming the otherwise ordinary into beautiful and permanent objects. Elizabeth Brim, a prominent blacksmith, uses metalwork traditionally considered a mans medium to make a sly commentary on the gendering of materials. Her forged steel pieces represent soft and stereotypically feminine objects: frilly pillows, high-heeled shoes, tutus and aprons.