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Sam Ekwurtzel: Room Temperature

Windgate Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

Sam Ekwurtzel pipe junction, partially drained, 2018. Fused silica ceramic shell, aluminum drainage pipe, 14x21x17” photo: Dario Lasagni

Room temperature brings together recent experiments in metal casting, ceramics, and carpentry, produced during Ekwurtzel’s time as the SUNY Purchase Windgate Artist-in-Residence. A heavy timber structure is held together with a new type of connective media. Metal objects are coated in ceramic and then drained of themselves, becoming subject to forces of gravity and abstraction. Sam Ekwurtzel lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Ekwurtzel has presented solo exhibitions at Simone Subal Gallery, NY; Real Art Ways, Hartford; Art Basel, Miami; and Reference Gallery, Richmond. 

Each semester, the School of Art+Design invites one Windgate Artist-in-Residence (WAIR) in applied design. The program expands upon the conservatory environment and collaborative atmosphere that is the cornerstone of the Purchase educational experience, allowing students to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue in the studio and the classroom.