Art professor continues winter sculpture collaboration in New York State’s north country

Saint Joseph’s College art professor Scott Fuller of Poland, Maine, recently exhibited his artwork at the Roland Gibson Gallery of the State University of New York at Potsdam. The exhibit included Fuller’s collaborative indoor and outdoor work with fellow artist Matt Burnett of Saranac Lake, N.Y. The two met while studying for their MFA at Maine College of Art.

Continuing on themes and techniques developed in their previous outdoor installations over the last five years, the two artists also created a new outdoor piece for SUNY Potsdam featuring a suspended fabric installation with nighttime lighted projection to go along with the gallery exhibition.

Fuller and Burnett have been interested in working with natural processes and environments for several years. Though they live and create three states apart, computers and iphones let them cooperate on many levels for months before they physically get together to execute an installation.

“We’ve only had one indoor show together up to this point,” says Fuller, “So we have a ton of work, drawings, paintings, photos that have been developed around these installations. The Gibson was the perfect place to showcase over five years of working together.”

Fuller, originally from California, has been involved with projects from wood-fired kilns in Hawaii to sculptures cut out of sheet metal from computer-created designs. Since moving to the Northeast, he has used snow and ice to make art, including in his collaborations with Burnett.

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February 21, 2012
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu