Coriolis is the new solo exhibition of renowned sculptor Bruce Beasley, featuring 3D printed, software-enabled sculptures that are expected to revolutionize the way in which digital technology interacts with aesthetics.
For the last 30 years, Beasley has produced internationally recognized computer-assisted sculptures whose fine art repute has been well established in the international art world by virtue of aesthetic sophistication and a willingness to extend the boundaries of imaginative technology. Using 3D printing for the first time to actually "sculpt" his final artwork, Beasley legitimizes the medium as a genuine art form.
Pioneering a revolution in the fine art sculptural process, Beasley's latest Coriolis series uses Autodesk software, Alias, 3dsMax, and Inventor, to model works; then a state-of-the-art 3D printer responds to the subtlest digital calibrations envisioned by the artist, building up detailed ribbons of liquid plastic in ascending tiers that realize Beasley's complex expressive ideas.
"I've always held the belief that fine art is the vision of the artist and not defined by the tool of production," stated Bruce Beasley. "These Coriolis works utilize Autodesk technology that best allows me to investigate and communicate what has fascinated me for over sixty years - the aesthetic and emotional potential of complex shapes in space. Computer modeling and 3D printing give me the ability to make sculptures I could not execute in any other way. The creative impulse remains the same whatever tools an artist uses, but it is liberating and exciting to explore a new vocabulary of shapes-part mechanical, part organic-made possible through innovations in technology."