Beings: Sculpture and Drawings by Torin Porter, Clifford B. West Gallery
Beings, an exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Vermont artist Torin Porter. Porter’s sculptures have been exhibited in New England galleries, in New York City, and in public spaces. His interactive sculpture installations have been featured at many Phish festivals. Growing up, he spent his summers with the Bread and Puppet Theater, and later performed with the MOMIX dance company and the rock band Jane’s Addiction. Porter was selected to attend several Vermont Week artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and has taught sculpture classes at The Carving Studio. Porter received his B.A in Studio Art from Dartmouth College and lives in northern Vermont. “There are many ways to be, and these ways can be called beings. And one person can experience hundreds of beings moving through the moments of a day and a night. To be a being in the general sense is to physically exist and have an embedded consciousness. When beings meet, their consciousnesses, as expressed through their physicalities, interact and that interaction can spark new ideas, feelings, and forms. This sharing of and creating of meanings is language, and art is a type of language. I want these sculptures to have the characteristics of beings which can contribute to a non-verbal dialogue; like three-dimensional writing or writing compacted until it is unreadable and has weight and mass, but we get the whole meaning all at once. The sculptures come from and embody thoughts and feelings which are then activated by the perceptions and interpretations of the viewer. Art lives in the experience each person helps create.” – Torin Porter.
Artist Talk*: Torin Porter, 4-5 PM, Saturday, May 8, 2021, *limited attendance, live Zoom and recorded.
Date & Time
May 8, 2021
4:00PM - 5:00PM
AVA Gallery and Art Center - Lebanon, NH 11 Bank street Lebanon 03766 NH US https://www.uppervalleyimage.com/businesses/nh-lebanon-ava-gallery-and-art-center