Sculpture360: Season VIII
The Sculpture360 program enters its eight season along the Cleveland Street District in the heart of downtown Clearwater. Season VIII will run from August 2017 – December 2018 and can be viewed in person in the 400-600 blocks of Cleveland Street.
Guy & Lina Ocamposilva – “Dancer of the Wind” www.ocamposilva.com
Clearwater artists Gus & Lina Ocamposilva work as a collaborative team of self-taught metal artists; he aims the welding torch, she cuts the metal sheets. Some days, they switch. Together, they create and install aluminum sculptures around the world, sharing their passion for art with citizens of all nations. The sculptures are made of strong aluminum, but appear soft and fluid. The bended forms incorporate tubes and exposed bolts, accentuating the Ocamposilvas’ signature bright colors. The couple’s first abstract sculpture was inspired by a spider’s web, and since then, they have drawn inspiration from nature, with which they share their passion for life with all who view their artwork.
Cecilia Lueza – “Influx” www.lueza.com
Argentine-born, American-based artist and sculptor Cecilia Lueza studied visual arts at the University of La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Today, she is well-known for creating vibrant public art pieces in a range of mixed media. Throughout her career, she has intensely explored a wide range of media, from traditional painting and sculpture to monumental projects such as street murals and large-format public art. A resident of St. Petersburg, Lueza has participated in a variety of Tampa Bay-area exhibitions, and has had her work exhibited in respected institutions in Miami, Jacksonville, and Washington DC, among many others. Inspired by water and movement, Influx captures the transition of colors as waves take shape. The artwork was created specifically for the city of Clearwater and showcases Lueza's talent for color selection.
Marlene Rose – “Eternity Relic www.marlenerose.com
Glass artist Marlene Rose is no stranger to heat; watching her at work in her studio is a glimpse into a heavenly inferno. A National Endowment of the Arts grantee, Rose makes her days between fabrication in her studio, and design work at her gallery, located in Downtown Clearwater. To create her signature pieces, Rose will put multiple hours of work into the design and creation of a mold, which will later be filled with molten glass at temperatures reaching upwards 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Though always a complex and dangerous process, Rose and her well-trained crew turn this process into a dance, each partner knowing exactly what to do and when, and resulting in an artwork reflecting the energy of its creation. Eternity Relic is described as a monument, a last surviving reminder of a far-forgotten time and place, in a distance empire-universe of the imagination.