About the Artist and the Work
About the artist:
David Finn has had over 15 solo exhibitions, including shows in New York, London, Milan, Hong Kong and Sweden. The recipient of fellowship grants from the Bemis Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Finn's most recent work is with Public and Community based art. Finn has taught sculpture at Wake Forest University since 1995, he has been a board member of SECCA and a member of teh Winstaon Salem Forsyth County Public Art Commission.
About the work:
David Finn has worked as a sculptor for since 1982 when he began making small child -size bodies from newspaper and placing them in evocative installations. Masked Figures, life-sized figures made of refuse materials and wearing painted masks, were developed in New York in the 1980’s in part as a response to the wealth and poverty of everyday life there. When he moved to North Carolina in 1994 the artist’s material vocabulary expanded to include ceramics, steel, wood, wax, stone and plastics. Siince 2005 Finn has concentrated on public and community based works Like "Big Tent: Transforming Race", and "Shadow Citizens".
I am currently working on a large scale project to cast the likenesses of "Shadow Citizens", people who are marginalized culturally and politically. By creating very permanent concrete casts, and placing these casts on sites with historical significance for oppression and migration, I hope to create an 'overlay' for remembering.
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