Edward Wicklander | Sculpture

More Objects
February 21 - March 30
Opening reception: Thursday, March 7, 6-8pm
Artist talk: Saturday, March 9, at noon

The Seattle Times
High jinks and mysteries from Seattle sculptors Takamori, Wicklander
by Michael Upchurch

The Stranger Slog
Currently Hanging: Ed Wicklander's Piles of Kittens
March 11, 2013 | by Jen Graves

CityArts
(f)art jokes and courtesans
March 11, 2013 | by Amanda Manitach

  
3 installation views of 2013 exhibition, More Objects.




WILLENDORF COLUMN, 2011
Carved wood
90 x 14 x 12 inches
$22,000


5 KITTENS, 2012
Carved and painted walnut
5 x 11 x 10 inches
SOLD



KITTENS, 2010
Carved English walnut and enamel paint
3.5 x 12 x 9.5 inches
$5,500



HEAVY LOAD, 2012
Carved wood, steel and found object
17 x 15 x 7 inches
SOLD




WASTING TIME, 2012
Welded steel, blown glass, porcelain skulls and distilled water
24 x 20 x 13 inches
$15,000


STUDY FOR TUBE TOTEM, 2011
Welded steel and cast concrete
43 x 9 x 11 inches
$6,500.



BALLOON QUARTET, 2013
Fabricated copper and welded steel
20.5 x 14 x 3.5 inches
$6,500


STEEL BALLOON, 2013
Welded steel
20 x 12 x 12 inches
$2,400

2 @ Large - $3,000 each
3 @ Medium - $2,400. each
4 @ Small - $1,800. each
(first small sold)
(second small sold)




All photos (except installation shots) were taken by Lynn Thompson

Seattle artist Edward Wicklander's recent body of work showcases the artist's ability as a woodcarver as well as his unique brand of humorous narrative. His intricately carved surfaces reveal a deep reverence for materials, while his subject matter stimulates the imagination, as his eccentric storytelling eludes concrete meaning.

Wicklander is a craftsman of diverse talents. His work involves many different techniques including wood carving, blown and cast glass, metalsmithing and welding, bronze casting, and an intriguing combination of materials. He sees his forte as his "ability to use very different materials to their greatest advantage." As with many of Wicklander's intricate sculptures, there are clever surprises to be found if you look closely enough.