Site-Specific Installation by Voss Finn
DateSep 12 - Nov 8, 2003
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Sharon and Don Weston
The Cincinnati Arts Association's Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts debuts its 2003-04 season with the premier of three new exhibitions: Prepositional, a site-specific installation by Cincinnati sculptor Voss Finn that dynamically engages the vertical expanse of the gallery's street-level exhibition space; Monumental/Miniature, a new series of exquisitely-executed oil paintings merging historical and contemporary painting approaches with extreme variations in scale by renowned Cincinnati painter Cole Carothers; and True Lies, a masterful display of illusion and technical virtuosity by Ron Isaacs of Richmond, Ky.
Voss Finn's sculpture studio is located in a large industrial warehouse based in the neighborhood of Northside in Cincinnati. Housed within this vast structure is a wealth of discarded machine tool patterns and a diverse array of abandoned manufactured objects left behind by defunct or relocated industries. These objects - once relegated to the scrap heap - serve as the building blocks for Finn's sculptural assemblages. Through an intuitive response to these elements, Finn creates sculptures that energize the space they occupy through their arching rhythmic compositions and dynamic juxtaposition of disparate forms.
For his site-specific installation Prepositional, Finn will utilize the structure of language as inspiration to construct lyrical compositions in space. Working intuitively from an extensive inventory of found objects, industrial forms and hand-made elements, Finn will create a visual dialogue that uniquely addresses the challenging vertical expanse and commanding scale of the Weston Art Gallery's street-level exhibition space.
Voss Finn earned a bachelor of fine arts from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1992 and a master of fine arts from the Milton Avery School of Fine Arts at Bard College in upstate New York in 2001. His sculpture has been exhibited locally at Carnegie Arts Center in Covington, Ky. and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Oh. and nationally at the Pier Walk Group Exhibition at Navy Pier in Chicago. He has been the recipient of individual artist grants from the City of Cincinnati in 1998 and 2000 in addition to receiving fellowships from Bard College in 2000 and 2001.