OT: Sculpture and Additive Fabrication

From: zedand00 (zedand00@sound.net)
Date: Sun Nov 16 1997 - 21:24:47 EET

For interested parties
Additive Fabrication and Sculpture

On Friday November 21, Michael Rees will open an exhibit of 5 sculptures
and 8 computer graphic images at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
and Design in Kansas City, MO from 5:30-7:30pm. The show will run
through January 25, 1998. During the reception the artist will give a
brief talk about the work at 6:30p. The show is curated by Dana Self,
Curator, at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design. There is
an invitation annoucement and a catalouge brochure available from the

Ms. Self writes "Michael Rees is a Kansas City-based artist who uses a
computer-aided design program to create sculptures and images resembling
imaginary life-forms. He trades on anxiety over our bodies and psyches
in a high tech world, working with a new visual language that is rooted
in technological industries and metaphysics."

The works are designed in 3D Modelling programs and then produced via
additivie fabrication technologies(3D sculptures), and indigo digital
offset technologies(2D images). The subject of the work is the "ecstatic
body". These images and sculptures of the "ecstatic body" are a weave of
anatomical imagery and fanciful placements of other organs, objects, and

The sculptures were produced by 2 different additive technologies: Z
corporations 3d printing from Vern Carter at Creative Technical
Solutions in Indianapolis, Indiana, 317 585 3091 x 4518, and DTM's SLS
Sinter station 2000. Brad Fox of Rapid Design Technologies Corporation,
2500 West County Road 42, Suite 12, Burnsville, MN 55337 , (612)
882-4660 generously produced two visualiation models of the sculptures
"Ajna 1" and Ajna2" using 3d Systems Actua 2100.

Some of the technical accomplishements of the sculpture include the
application of the fingerprint of the artists hands as a texture or skin
applied over the sculpture. Other objects include human bones and
organs, a cow, and more abstract object-like shapes which hold the works
together literally and metaphorically.

The conflation of organs and bones and other abstract shapes includes
influences from eastern metaphysics and western alchemical images
combined with the intensity of computer graphic representations of

For more information, please contact the Kemper Museum of Contemporary
Art and Design, 4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas CIty, MO 64111-1821, 816
753 5784, www.kemperart.org. Or by contacting Michael Rees 816 753 3020,
zedand00@sound.net, www.sound.net/~zedand00/.

michael rees http://www.sound.net/~zedand00/
1212 w 8th St. Bldg B #2, 
KC, Mo 64101
816 753 3020 v 816 753 1542 f

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