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Bridget Beck and Joy Feuer

2017 H.M. Rechelbacher FDN Fellowship, in Partnership with the UMN Bee

Beyond Violet

12’ x 12’ x 15’
Steel, aluminum, stainless steel, concrete, acrylic, found objects

Artist Statement
Beyond Violet creates a space for the viewer to discover and learn a bit more about the fruit and honey that we consume while standing under its magical structural canopy. I think is a great addition to the already fantastic Horst M. Rechelbacher Farm in Osceola, WI.  This project combines several touchstones for me: environmental, site-specific, collaborative, symbolic. The location for the sculpture is on a pollinator research habitat. Together with Bridget, we conceptualized a sculpture we coined “Beyond Violet” that evokes the art of pollination. It is an abstract depiction of anatomy & botany (pollinator/pollinating plant) integrated with a narrative of steel, aluminum and concrete — with a dose of transfigured found objects to complete the tale. And its probably one of the only sculptures on the planet equipped with 3 compound eyes (artistically interpreted, of course).

Bridget Beck

Born: Rapid City, SD
Resides: Portland, OR

• MFA, Sculpture, University of California Los Angeles, 2014
• BFA, Sculpture, Augustana College, 2000

Selected Exhibitions
• Art House, group exhibition, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
• How to Build a Foghorn, group exhibition, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Culver City, CA
• Go Big or Go Home, group exhibition, Brand Gallery, Glendale, CA

Selected Awards
• Resident Artist, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY, 2017
• Certificate of Recognition, California Legislature, Assemblyman Mike Gato, 43rd District, Glendale, CA, 2015
• Ucria Grant, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2013

Joy Feuer

Born:  Glendale, CA
Resides: Glendale, CA

• BA, Business and Marketing, Cal State University Northridge, 1989

Selected Exhibitions
• Eat. Drink. Art, LA Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2015
• Art From the Ashes, Traveling Exhibition, Austin, Bastrop, Lufkin, TX, 2014
• Art in the Garden, Group Exhibition, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, CA, 2009

Selected Awards
• Certification of Recognition, You Are Here Public Art Program, City of Glendale, CA, 2015-2016
• Certification of Recognition, Water Finds A Way- Environmental Installation, CA State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, 2015
• Proclamation of Recognition, ART from the ashes exhibition, State of CA, State Senator Carol Liu

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