BY SPECIAL INVITATION:
Dream Monsters and Found Object Fiends Class:
An internationally known assemblage artist, Michael deMeng will be teaching a three day class at the ASA/Beachstone gallery on July 21-23. DeMeng utilizes discarded items for his shrine-like works and creatures. Scrap metal, old appliances, or miscellaneous objects that would typically be considered ‘junk’ are transformed into pieces of beauty and meaning.
DeMeng describes his works as,
“a form of rebirth from the ashes into new life and new meaning. These assemblages are metaphors for the evolutions and revolutions of existence...the forms are examinations of the world in perpetual flux, where meaning and function are ever- changing.”
While most artists tend towards privacy and secrecy when discussing their techniques, deMeng couldn’t be more open about his artistic process. The artist is not only unguarded about discussing how and with what he makes his assemblages, he teaches workshops showing the very same processes that he utilizes to create their own works of art from scraps and junk- yard finds.
Link to class enrollment and details:
An array of assemblage objects and Aves Apoxie Sculpt Clays are available from the Crow’s Nest Gallery and studio in Toledo, Or.305 N Main Street, Toledo OR 97391.