Penland Gallery & Visitors Center | 2019  Sculptures + Special Installations

HOSS HALEY | New Growth

Fabricated corten steel
25 x 12 x 12 feet
Price on request

Sculptor Hoss Haley creates two and three dimensional works in steel, concrete, and bronze. He favors industrial materials and fabrication methods, often building or adapting the machines and tools he uses to produce his work. Hoss has completed public art projects for the Pack Square Conservancy (Asheville, NC), Charlotte Area Transit System and Mecklenburg County (NC) as well as several privately commissioned large-scale steel sculptures. Hoss’s work has been shown at several museums and galleries nationwide, and he has been a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts (NC) and at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI).

New Growth was part of the evolution of the artist’s recent monumental work, Old Growth, created for the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, NC. Old Growth’s towering 40’ x 40’ scale is evocative of the trunk and canopy of mature trees, yet references Charlotte’s modern, industrial energy.

Location: South Lawn Sculpture Pad

DANIEL BECK | Caged Volumes: Ring Torus

Fabricated steel
8 x 8 x 2 ft. 10 in.
Price on request

Daniel T. Beck earned a B.A. in Studio Art/Art History from the University of Georgia, where he focused on metalsmithing and medieval Christian architecture.  He is currently the Iron Studio Coordinator at Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of western North Carolina.  Daniel has a diverse background/interest in materials, having worked as a jeweler, carpenter, blacksmith, community mural artist, sculpture conservator, machinist, and as adjunct professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.  His exhibition history includes the Asheville Arts Council (Asheville, NC), Rebus Works (Raleigh, NC), Crimson Laurel (Bakersville, NC), the Penland Gallery, and the Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington, NC).  Daniel is also a contributing author/illustrator for the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA).

“Steel responds well to my need for control over a material. The tools, machinery, and patience it requires to shape steel keeps me always looking for small ways to perfect the efficacy of a particular process. I am drawn in by smooth and gentle lines, compelled to make forms that are solid and quiet. Currently, I am investigating how our built concrete environment is failing from the deterioration of the steel skeletons within. How is corrosion affecting and destroying our concrete buildings, roads, and bridges?”

Location: Penland Gallery & Visitors Center Sculpture Courtyard

JEFF GOODMAN | The Kindness for Imaginary Things
Amphibolite, gneiss, mica schist, enamel

“These stones use text and imagery drawn from a family of projects – seven in all –  that I have created over the years to engage people in storytelling. The idea started when my young daughter and I were trying to come up with something that no one had ever imagined before – an image entirely new to the universe. The very first was the idea of ketchup on a mailbox, which we quickly decided probably had happened as a Halloween prank.  So we added someone in a tutu applying the ketchup – and then, to be certain, we made it a dentist who was wearing the tutu.  

What is our responsibility to the things we imagine?  Once you have an image in mind, it seems to me that the only humane thing to do is to protect it, much as you would a seedling or a bunny. Thus, the kindness for imaginary things.  The difference, of course, between protecting a living thing and protecting a story is that a story only stays alive when you share it – which is where you come in. Below are some suggestions for ways to play with the rocks, but feel free to engage them however it makes sense to you.” – Jeff Goodman

To extend the kindness, consider trying the following:

Simile Distribution Project:  Find a simile and use it in a sentence.  

Consider Including: Choose two and include both in a story.

Barley Groats: The title of this set refers to the hulled seed of the barley. In this case, each sentence is the germ of a story, ready for you to continue.

Strange but True: These are not quite strange enough. Please make them stranger.

To Do:  Explore what would happen next if you completed one of the items on this bucket list.

Clues This is All a Dream:  Describe the rest of the dream.

Imaginary Bookshelf:  These are books that I haven’t written, but I’d still like you to review them — or at least write a blurb for the book jacket.  


Location: Penland Gallery & Visitors Center Sculpture Courtyard