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Sutton Demlong

Sutton Demlong

Artist Work

Toe 2 Toe (Same/Same)
2015
Steel, Wood, Work Lights, Shirts
51.5" x 35.5" x 23"
Steppin'
2015
Steel, Cast Concrete, Shoe, Flocking
46" x 25" x 20"
The Waiting Room
2014
Steel, Foam, Fiberglass, Resin, Spackle, MDF, Chair
94" x 80" x 76"
Big Britches
2014
Wood, Latex, Spandex, Sand
94" x 90" x 87"
Myopia (Or Moral High Ground)
2015
Wood, Cast Concrete, Steel, Flock
Dimensions vary based on space
Impotence/Indecision
2014
Wood, Steel, Tire, Spring
Object: 72" x 84" x 24" Video: 00:42.00

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
480-236-4449
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

The imagery for my work is developed through self-analysis and introspection. The result is a humorous/light-hearted visual representation of indiosyncratic thought patterns I have observed in myself. By undoing and then articulating these silly ways of thinking I hope to make a connection with the viewer by sharing a laugh at the behaviors we have been conditioned into by society. The core of my practice is a drive for human connection. Although my process is highly controlled and each piece stems from a specific observation, the product has been distilled to a simple collection of moves that evokes a feeling from the viewer rather than inserts a thought.

Artist Bio

Sutton Demlong recieved a BFA in Sculpture and a BFA in Art Education from Arizona State University in 2013. After completing his undergraduate education, he was an intern artist at Salem Art Works (New York) and Franconica Sculpture Park (Minnesota) where his work is still being exhibited. In the summer of 2014, Demlong traveled to Latvia as assistant to Daniel Postellon for the International Iron and Stone Symposium at the Pedvale Open-Air Muscum in Sabile, Latvia. He is currently pursing an MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art and will graduate in May 2016.