sculpture by Sam Spiczka
The Gage Family Art Gallery, Augsburg College
September 15-October 27, 2006
Artist Reception & Art Attack: A Multi-Campus Gallery Crawl
Saturday, October 7, 4-8 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 25, 12:30 p.m.
"Sam Spiczka's most recent sculpture series Reliquiae (Latin for "sacred relics") is a visual and visceral leap into the fissure that separates life from death, the sacred from the profane, and the past from the present. These monumental vertebrae forms, each measuring about six feet in length, look to have been recently exhumed from the earth and nailed to a wall with massive steel spikes. These innovative wall sculptures draw upon and allude to the artist's own religious upbringing and associations with rural Minnesota. For the artist, each relic is 'like a hunter's trophy or a crucifixion, the honor and care of its display is countered by the tension and violence of their forms.' "
-Kerry Morgan, Augsburg College
Midwest Gothic (installation)
Midwest Gothic (installation 2)
Midwest Gothic (installation 3)
Midwest Gothic (installation 4)
Midwest Gothic (installation 5)
Relic III (detail)
Relic VII (detail)
Kubrick (alternate view)
Mist Point Sculpture Park
untitled (Large White Relief)
untitled (Charcoal Green Relief)
untitled (Charred Relief)