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MUSeINGS: News from Artist Kevin Caron
SEPTEMBER 2013

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The Runner just barely made it out the studio door to get its patina.

With Kevin's solo show "Micro/Macro: The Sculptural Art of Kevin Caron" just about to open, the fall season is getting off to a great start ....


Let's get started ....

 

SOLO SHOW 'MICRO/MACRO' OPENS IN CHANDLER FRIDAY, SEPT. 6

Charged Particle, a contemporary art sculpture by Kevin CaronThe fall season kicks off with Kevin's solo show "Micro/Macro: The Sculptural Art of Kevin Caron" at the Chandler Center for the Arts. It opens with a free reception on Friday, September 6.

"This is a very different sort of show for me," observes Kevin. "Micro/Macro" explores his sculptures' relationship with scale. "Some people will look at a sculpture like Charged Particle (left) and see a molecule, while others will see a universe," he says. Scale of materials is also examined in the show.

Charged Particle is one of several sculptures that will debut in the show. Also appearing for the first time in public are the nine-foot-tall sculpture The Runner, Cosmography and the "gang" of Street Urchins.

Please join Kevin for the opening reception on Friday, September 6 from 6 - 9 p.m. The show runs through Saturday, October 26. Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 250 N. Arizona Avenue at the corner of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue. Click here for a map.


'THERMAL PHX' CLOSES SOON; NEW TWO-PERSON SHOW AT MONORCHID OPENS IN JANUARY

Many hundreds of art lovers have seen Kevin's work in the show "Thermal PHX" at downtown Phoenix's MonOrchid gallery since it opened nearly three months ago.
At a Thermal PHX reception at MonOrchid gallery.

"Things are happening in downtown Phoenix during the summer," says Justin Germain, MonOrchid curator. "This longer show still makes sense, though, during our dog days."

You still have time to catch "Thermal PHX," a group show, before it closes on August 30.

More of Kevin's work will be on view at MonOrchid after the holidays at a two-person show, "Elevation: The Paintings of Cyndy Carstens and Sculpture of Kevin Caron." Elevation runs Friday, January 17 - Friday, February 28. "I'm really excited about doing a show with Cyndy," says Kevin. Stay tuned for more information this show.

For a map to MonOrchid, located at 214 E. Roosevelt in the heart of downtown Phoenix's gallery district, please visit the Events page. You'll also find information about other events there, as well as below ....


LUXE DUBS KEVIN A STYLE MAKER

High-end home magazine Luxe is featuring Kevin as a Style Maker in its fall issue, which hits the newsstands this October. According to Luxe, Style Makers are "artisans and designers who are transforming the design industry." Luxe magazine

"It's nice to be considered in that light," observes Kevin.

While Kevin's work has been featured in the magazine before, writer Jennifer Quail conducted an in-depth interview for her article. Kevin says, "I'm looking forward to the story myself!"


UNDER WAY IN THE STUDIO

With The Runner completed - just click on its name to see it just after it got its patina - Kevin has returned to working on his sound sculpture base and begun a new project.

An untitled contemporary art sculpture in progress by Kevin Caron

"My fascination with geometric forms that challenge the eye led me to the form an untitled sculpture of a 4-cube tesseract, so I'm making a run at it," he says. The piece started with four squares, which he could create on his own. "I estimate I'll need three other people - six more hands - to put the next parts of this one together."

Fortunately, Kevin has had a number of interns, who have been learning various techniques from Kevin.

A new contemporary sculptural railroad spike sculpture is also under way, something to watch out for on the Web site.

The new "gang" of Street Urchins have gotten their finish but await their formal photo .... See them on their own page before they received their finish.

Finally, in his Home & Garden line, Kevin also continues to work on several new ocotillos as well as some bugs for the Hidden In The Hills studio tour in the Cave Creek, Carefree and north Scottsdale area this winter.

You can always see what Kevin is working on in the Works in Progress section of the Web site - we update it often.


Channel Kevin - Videos from Artist Kevin CaronNEW IN VIDEO

As we celebrate topping 8,000 subscribers, Kevin wraps up the crop of videos shot in Kansas with Wyatt "Mr. TIG" Swaim for Weld.com and Kevin's own YouTube channel and site. "It's amazing how much we shot in just two days," says Kevin. "I really enjoyed filming with Weld.com and look forward to doing it again."

Please enjoy these latest releases:


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING EVENTS Square Up, a contemporary art sculpture by Kevin Caron
  • August 29 (Thursday) -  Kevin speaks to the welded sculpture class at Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona.
  • September 6 (Friday) - October 26 (Saturday), Chandler, Arizona - The solo show "Micro/Macro: The Sculptural Art of Kevin Caron" at the Chandler Center for the Arts. The show focuses on the ambiguity of scale of much of Kevin's work, including Square Up (right). "Some people see a universe, while others see a molecule," Kevin says.
  • October 29 (Friday), Phoenix, Arizona - The Brandeis National Committee, Phoenix Chapter is touring Kevin's studio. Open to interested citizens, this organization of women and men provides philanthropic support to Brandeis University.
  • November 21 - 24, November 29 - December 1, Scottsdale, Arizona - The end of the year brings "Hidden In The Hills," a six-day show in the Cave Creek/Carefree/north Scottsdale area. Kevin will be showing his fine art sculpture as well as works from his home and garden line at BH Bowman Studios in north Scottsdale.
  • Mustang Sally, a sculpture by Phoenix artist Kevin Caron
  • January 17 (Friday) - February 28 (Friday), 2014, Phoenix, Arizona - "Elevation: The Paintings of Cyndy Carstens and Sculpture of Kevin Caron" - Kevin's sculptures and Cyndy Carsten's sweeping paintings elevate the spirit.
  • September 5, 2014 (Friday) - March 1, 2015 (Sunday), Winchester, Virginia - Kevin's sculpture Mustang Sally is one of 270 sculptures in the show "Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art." The exhibition debuts at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia. In 2015, Mustang Sally goes on the road as part of a national exhibition of 35 works from this show.

For more information about "Second Time Around," please visit the Press page.


ONE OF YOUR OWN?

Kevin is starting a new commission for a Phoenix couple - maybe it's your turn to own a Kevin Caron sculpture.

A sound, water, site-specific or free-standing sculpture adds immeasurable joy and peace to your home or workplace.

If you'd like Kevin to create a special something for you or a friend, just email info@kevincaron.com or call 602-952-8767 to arrange for a private complimentary consultation. Kevin may also have a perfect sculpture in stock. Or contact us if you would simply like to visit Kevin's studio - he would enjoy giving you a personal tour.

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