Metal sculptors Scott McKay, Jeff Werkmeister and Richard Sturgeon come together this spring with a show of strength and beauty in process and form.
March 22 – April 2
Opening Reception: Tuesday March 22, 7-9pm
The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas Street, London, Ontario Canada, N6A 1G4
This major group show, the brainchild of the late Bruce Johnson, will showcase sculptural works in metal for public viewing, offering private collectors and the corporate and design communities an opportunity to gather in a gallery setting to view new and inspired works for placement and acquisition.
In recognition of Bruce’s vision each artist will be offering a
percentage of the proceeds from one selected work to be
donated to the Bruce B. Johnson Memorial Fund.
STRENGTH IN MEDIUM – BEAUTY IN FORM
Gallery Hours 12 noon-5pm Tuesday-Saturday
Scott McKay bio and artist statement
Scott started working with metal in 1990 as a millwright building feed mills and maintaining industrial and mining facilities. The skills learned through welding and cutting steel became second nature to him. As time progressed an interest in metal sculpture was developed after viewing a sculpture by Stephen Lewis of Guelph, Ontario. Composed of found pieces and welded into a bird, Scott felt that this was a good use of used steel. Initial work produced birds and hoofed animals as well as floral suggestions.
Searching for creative growth Scott attended Sir Sanford Fleming College, Haliburton School of the Arts in 2006 and completed the intensive Artist Blacksmithing Certificate. His efforts earned him the Highest Average Mark Award.
Ongoing pursuit and self study of the arts, technological advancements and traditional methods allow Scott to grow creatively. This continuous improvement methodology has brought Scott to take courses at the Ozark School of Blacksmithing with Tsur Sadan and The New England School of Metalwork with Megan Crowely.
Established in Mosa Township, Scott works full time in his studio mainly on commissions and preparing for gallery showings.Scott also holds a bachelors degree in geography from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a licensed Industrial Maintenance Mechanic-Red Seal