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New England College Art Gallery to Showcase Large Scale Sculpture

Sculptor Andy Moerlein will fill the New England College Art Gallery with a room sized installation from March 25- May 1, 2014.  In this artistic and symbolic representation, Andy Moerlein presents a varied collection of materials in an interesting combination of textures and implied content using tar, feathers, water, wood and a fabricated stonewall to characterize concerns about the current moment in human history.

Moerlein’s work has a storyteller’s attitude – a tightrope walk between naturalism and symbolism.  For this special exhibit, Moerlein has fabricated an installation that references his recent residency in Cusco, Peru.  “Visiting a place like Peru, with a society that is thousands of years old, I am confronted by our present pace as a culture,” says Moerlein.  “What stories do we share that build towards a healthy positive community?  How can we refocus our fossil fuel based civilization and still provide the best of what current and future technology can produce?  I am unsettled that we do not have a mythic hero that will inspire us.  In this exhibit I am making evident my own feelings of our human trajectory.”

The exhibit, called “Podering the Unthinkable” will be open to the public at the New England College Art Gallery.

Pondering the Unthinkable

New Sculpture By Andy Moerlein

March 25 – May 1, 2014

New England College Art Gallery

39 Main Street

Henniker, NH

Tuesday- Thursday 11 AM to 6 PM

Friday 11 AM to 4 PM

Special Reception: Thursday April 3 from 4-7:00 PM

Image: Demise 10′ x 35′ x 12′ high

Wood, tar, feathers, water, handmade stones 2014

Photo credit: John W Hession

 About Andy Moerlein

Andy Moerlein is known for large scale sculptures and installations. He has a home and studio in Bow, New Hampshire and teaches at The Derryfield School in Manchester. Moerlein’s large handmade “stones” were featured on The Christian Science Plaza in Boston in 2011, and he was the 2012 Artist in Residence at The Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.  Moerlein spent December and January at an Artist Residency in Cusco, Peru.  See his blog of the experience at: http://andymoerlein.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_20.html