THOMASVILLE — Artist Kevin Curry debuted his collection “Tripping Over the Same Stone” on Thursday at the Thomasville Center for the Arts Downtown.
Curry is a sculptor and conceptual artist and has been an instructor in the art program at Florida State University for seven years. He has partnered with the TCA since 2015 to bring his public art displays to life.
Rocks have become Curry’s chief subject matter. He utilizes a technique called photogrammetry: taking a photo of the rock to digitally collect it and then 3-D printing it. The final form is a topographic map of the rock’s location transposed onto the surface of the 3-D rock sculpture.
The final form is a topographic map of the rock’s location transposed onto the surface of the 3-D rock sculpture.
Curry also worked with the Center’s Art Explorers Summer Camp instructors to teach students his technique for blending art and math.
Curry holds a B.F.A. in graphic design and worked as a graphic designer, freelance illustrator and art director in New York City and Philadelphia. In 2008 he completed an M.F.A. in graphic communication, with an emphasis on sculpting. He was an artist-in-residence at Houston, Texas’ Lawndale Art Center and in Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado. He was also part of the National Parks Artist-in-Residence Program on the Grand Canyon National Park’s south rim.