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Michael McFalls

Michael McFalls - Arrangement 3 (Space Oddity) 2011

Country: USA

visited in 2013

Workshop: Sculpture

Michael McFalls is a sculptor who lives and works in Columbus, Georgia, USA. He creates multi-media arrangements, which reference consumer products and imply topographical and psychological terrain. The arrangements are positioned in the chasm between the uncultivated and artificial; they evoke the plastic palette of domestic life, but have the grace and presence of something created by natural phenomena. The individual forms in the arrangements appear to have been shaped by millennia of geological forces. The result is work that, despite valuing human production, critiques consumption while wavering between being awe-inspiring and mischievously vulgar.

McFalls received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from the University of California at Davis. He is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Columbus State University. He has received a number of scholarships, fellowships and artist residencies. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums from Maine to California and is in a number of public and private collections.

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