Alchemy Unfolding

December 7, 2019 through March 1, 2020

Alchemy Unfolding captures the delicate nature of paper folding in metal. Five sculptures by Santa Fe-based artist Kevin Box – three with collaborators Robert J. Lang and Michael G. LaFosse – capture the fragility of paper and symbolize the design potential inherent in every blank page. Box pioneered a thirty-five-step, twelve-week, lost-wax casting process using paper as the original form for casting. He uses bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel to make his sculptures, finishing the worked metal to look like paper, utilizing refined patinas that recall aged parchment.

Exhibition Highlights

Kevin Box and Michael G. LaFosse, Seed Sower, 2017, painted cast aluminum
Kevin Box and Robert J. Lang, Flying Peace (maquette), 2016, painted cast stainless steel on stone
Kevin Box, Rising Peace (maquette), 2015, painted cast stainless steel on marble

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support the exhibition and programs.

BMO Harris Bank is the presenting sponsor of the origami exhibitions.

Additional educational support comes from Sandy Ott. Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Marketing supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds.  Support for hands-on art-making supplies comes from Wilmington Trust and the M&T Charitable Foundation. A grant from the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation supports the Jiangmei Wu and Robert J. Lang artist residencies.

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