Thursday, April 8, 2010

Art Studio Tour: Chris Wollard

Wollard received a BFA from the University of Memphis while concurrently working in theatre set construction and blacksmithing. He is best known for his large-scale metal objects inspired by subcultures from hot rods to robots.  He describes his style as 50’s sci-fi meets B movie.

Where you’ve seen it:
The Build-A-Bot exhibition and workshop at Dwelling Spaces and the 2009 Art Car parade.

Ask about:
His car collection and pirate ship.

“As a kid, my dad and I would restore old cars.  I found out that the same process you go through to repair cars can be applied to sculpture.  Cars are not considered by the mainstream to be art, but to me, they are outsider or folk art.” 

Guest Blogger: Sarah Jesse, Bernsen Director of Education and Public Programs at the Philbrook Museum of Art.

Meet 10 artists and see their working spaces and during the Tulsa Art Studio Tour April 10 and 11.

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