Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition 2023
In 2008 the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University held its first Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition. Although there are many venues that host juried exhibitions, this one is unique because it is entirely devoted to three-dimensional artworks. The exhibition was initiated to support living artists working in sculpture within a 200 mile radius of the Museum but has since opened to artists living on states bordering The Great Lakes.
Meet the Juror
For over forty-five years, Michael Dunbar has worked continuously as a professional sculptor, building monumental, abstract works of art in steel and bronze.
Concepts of time, distance, and space run concurrently throughout Michael’s body of work. These concepts take a formal expression through the meticulous precision and connection of arcs, planes, and beams. Michael’s work often conjures imagery of mechanical objects used to move and measure the earth, explore sky and space, and transport across vast distances.
Forms are balanced to imply a sense of movement – as if they are at rest, waiting to be turned on or caught and frozen in the midst of action.
Michael creates model versions, which he refers to as ‘Machinist Studies,’ and courtyard sized versions of the monumental scale pieces.
This exhibition is supported by: