New York based sculptor and kinetic artist Steve Gerberich presents a series of interactive offerings at his Newburgh studio as part of Newburgh Open Studios on September 24 and 25, 2016 from 12pm to 6pm at Atlas, 11 Spring Street, Newburgh. NY. Atlas and Gerberich will showcase small kinetic works and interactive workshops for visitors to enjoy.
In Gerberich’s studio, willing participants can sculpt their own mini masterpiece from a smorgasbord of parts painstakingly collected during Gerberich’s nationwide travels culled from dumpsters, thrift shops, and dollar stores. Sculptures will be assembled using hot glue “welding.” Children and adults can re-compose these objects into original works, while acquiring a new appreciation for creative reuse.
Gerberich's Gadgetry Exhibit
This installation of small interactive works creatively composed of overlooked common objects involve pressing buttons and turning cranks to set his kinetic sculptures in motion.
Visitors can purchase a wide selection of Gerberich’s unused artifacts by making an offer or paying as one wishes. Selected items will be numbered and signed by Gerberich.
About Artist Steve Gerberich
From a pack rat's treasure trove of motors, toys, and other bric-a-brac, Gerberich is an alchemist of odds and ends and always searching for possibilities. A self-proclaimed lover of hand tools or any useful invention without a power cord, his Newburgh NY studio is brimming with machine parts, fixtures, and armies of antique collectibles where he turns discarded items into fantastical kinetic sculpture.
A sculptor with a B.F.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, Steve Gerberich began making art that moves when he relocated to New York City in 1985. He set up his first motorized installation in the gallery-filled neighborhood of SoHo, convincing owners of an abandoned factory to let him use their display windows. His work caught the attention of passers-by, including art collectors and delighted art critics.
Gerberich’s sculptures have graced museums across the U.S. and Canada and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show, The New Yorker, Art in America and Sculpture Magazine. His work is held privately and in numerous public spaces throughout the United States. For more information about Steve Gerberich: www.gerbomatic.com.