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979 Springdale Rd, Ste 160

Colin McIntyre, Dimension Gallery

Metal
Organism: Specimen 18
Organism: Specimen 18

2019, Steel, 32 x 10 x 6 ft.

$2,500

NFS

2019, Steel, 32 x 10 x 6 ft.
Organism: Specimen 18

2019, Steel, 32 x 10 x 6 ft.

$ 2,500.00 USD

NFS

Organism: Specimen 21
Organism: Specimen 21

2019, Steel with nickel plate, 36 x 6 x 8 in.

$2,800

Available in-studio and in online shop

Organism: Specimen 20
Organism: Specimen 20

2019, Steel, 32 x 6 x 6 in.

$2,800

Available in-studio and in online shop

Organism: Specimen 16
Organism: Specimen 16

2019, Steel, 30 x 6 x 6 in.

$3,000

Available in-studio and in online shop

Organism: Specimen 19
Organism: Specimen 19

2019, Steel with nickel plate, 30 x 6 x 8 in.

$2,500

Available in-studio and in online shop

Organism: Specimen 17
Organism: Specimen 17

2019, Steel, 30 x 6 x 6 ft.

$2,200

Available in-studio and in online shop

Organism: Specimen 18
Organism: Specimen 18

2019, Steel, 32 x 10 x 6 ft.

$2,500

Available in-studio and in online shop

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Colin McIntyre, Dimension Gallery

About the Artist

Colin McIntyre was born in Geneva, Illinois in 1978 and grew up in both the Midwest and Texas. He lives and works in Austin, Texas, focusing on hot-forged metal sculpture. His studies began in 1994 with an apprenticeship under metal sculptor Dr. Joe Smith in Caldwell, Texas. These early works were abstract representational pieces, fabricated in steel, cementing some of the directions in which his future work would travel.Since establishing his full time professional studio practice in 2001, McIntyre has received two public art grants and achieved finalist and alternate status on several others. McIntyre’s most notable accomplishments of large-scale site specific sculpture include Arboreal Passage at the Austin Nature and Science Center and Emergence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. He was awarded a grant from the Texas Biennial in 2009. His work has been featured in the Museum of Vordingborg, Denmark, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and the People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall, among many others.

Artist Statement

Forging hot metal presents a beautiful moment of spontaneous artistic creation; the forms and objects that result are perfect records of the event. Every hammer blow, every physical manipulation is frozen into the metal, transforming it even further from its elemental stone origin. I imbue a semblance of life in the medium that contrasts with its cold rigidity. Many of my pieces depict plant-life and organisms that may seem both alien and familiar at the same time. My imagined life forms stand as a counterpoint to taxonomy, our attempt to categorize and quantify life on earth. Each one might be a new species of its own, bearing features that seem familiar from existing species combined in unusual contexts. My monumental sculptures carry a strong sense of place. They start out deeply informed by the site and gradually the site grows to be informed by the artwork. These works become key elements in the identity of the place for which they are designed, creating beauty and harmony.

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