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The Georgia Tech campus is home to a 15-piece international exhibition by various artists. The exhibition, on loan to the Institute, features a soaring 50-foot steel piece titled "La Tour" by the internationally acclaimed, Chattanooga based sculptor, John Henry, who also is the curator for the exhibition.

Engineered Art is part of Arts@Tech, an initiative to enhance the Georgia Tech community by fostering programs and events spanning the arts spectrum at the intersection of technological innovation and creative expression. The initiative is an outcome of the Institute's Strategic Plan.

The sculpture exhibition is free and open to the public.

Each of the 15 works represents the best of contemporary sculpture by some of its most recognized artists. Made from a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, cast fiberglass, copper, concrete, wood and rubber tires, the pieces represent a diversity of styles, themes, and technical approaches characterizing our times.

The location of each sculpture was chosen to complement Georgia Tech's lush and open green spaces. The exhibition's curator, John Henry, is know for his large scale public sculptures. Since the early 1970s, he has produced monumental works for museums, cities, and public institutions across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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About the Artists:

Klaus Albert: Best known for his masterful manipulation of stainless steel, Albert has exhibited his works all over the world, including a project titled Ground Breakers: German Sculptures on the Grounds of the FIA at the Flint Institute of Arts, in Flint, Michigan.
 
Verina Baxter: After working exclusively in stone for many years, Baxter began incorporating painted aluminum and, more recently, stainless steel into her outdoor works. Her Tumpkin series is a group of sculptures on wheels,
with one or several cutout plates either suspended or hanging inside the structure.
 
Chakaia Booker: The celebrated sculptor fuses ecological concerns with explorations of racial and economic difference, globalization, and gender by recycling discarded tires into complex assemblages. Booker began to integrate discarded construction materials into large outdoor sculptures in the early 1990s.
 
John Clement: Early in his career, Clement mentored under two of America’s most important sculptors, Mark di Suvero and John Henry. He creates large-scale, painted steel forms with open and inviting negative spaces that serve as locations for quiet reflection, landmarks, and social meeting places.
 
Isaac Duncan III: New York native and Afro-Cuban descendant, Duncan spent three years as the crew supervisor, heavy equipment operator, and artist assistant with John Henry before opening his own studio where he creates large-scale sculptures and fabrication projects. Duncan leads the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, an organization of sculptures for the region.

About the Artists:

Klaus Duschat: The German sculptor has exhibited his works all over the world, from the Old Parish Church Pankow (Berlin, Germany) to the Flint Institute of Arts (Flint, Michigan).


Adam Garey: Garey lives and works in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he splits his time between building his own work and managing the fabrication of sculptor John Henry’s work. He is the 2007 recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Conference Exhibition.

 
John Henry: Henry is known worldwide for his large-scale public artworks, which grace numerous museum, corporate, public, and private collections. He arranges linear and rectilinear elements that appear to defy gravity. Many of his works suggest a snapshot of arrested motion, where flying or tumbling elements are frozen.

 
Terrence Karpowicz: As an art student in the 1970s, Karpowicz was influenced by the theories and practices of minimalism and conceptualism. His aesthetic is rooted in craftsmanship, while being informed by the nature of minimal forms and the layering of history and ideas.
 

Peter Lundberg: Lundberg’s sculptures often reflect keen attention to his creative process, which melds rudimentary elements of life, nature, science, spirituality, and passion.

About the Artists:

Albert Paley: Paley is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Institute Honor Award, the American Institute of Architects’ highest award to a non-architect. He has completed more than 50 site-specific works for both public institutions and private corporations.

Bret Price: Since the late 1970s, Price has created his unique sculptures by building heating chambers around large pieces of steel, applying concentrated, intense heat, then manipulating the material to create a sense of softness.

Doug Schatz: Best known for his fabricated steel forms, cast bronze figures, and pyrotechnical sculpture performances, Schatz has exhibited sculptures nationally and internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He currently serves as an arts faculty member at the State University of New York in Potsdam, N.Y.

Hartmut Stielow: Stielow studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin where he was a master scholar under Bernhard Heiliger. His preferred materials are steel and granite, which often interact in his works to depict subtle balance and to form unity. He is the founder of Sculpture Network, Europe’s largest and most important sculpture organization.

STRETCH: STRETCH is a sculptor, artist, visionary, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and television personality whose works have been on display in private and corporate collections throughout the world. His choice of materials – glass and steel – work against each other, causing tension while maintaining a high level of dialogue.