Tag: Figurative Sculpture

Press Release for Dan Corbin’s Butte College Art Exhibition and Book Signing

The Butte College Art Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Chico artist Dan Corbin. The exhibition will be on display from October 1 – November 1, 2018, in the Butte College Art Gallery. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dan Corbin’s newly published book, Kiss of the Art Gods: A Thirty-year Art Journey, will be available for purchase and signing also at the opening reception Thursday, Oct. 18, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Dan Corbin’s recent works including nine figurative sculptures and thirteen figurative paintings will be present in this show. Originally working out of a studio in Chico in the 90’s, Corbin is represented in collections across the country and around the world. A well-traveled sculpture from Dan Corbin’s figurative show at the Fresno Art Museum was recently placed in a Stockholm, Sweden collection. In the 90’s, Corbin’s career gained traction with a juried award at the Crocker Kingsley Museum (they now have one of his figurative pieces in their permanent collection) that was followed by a one-man show at the Redding Art Museum. In 1996 he had a one-man show in New York. After that exhibition, he says, “There was a demand for my work.” Corbin’s work stresses a convergence of the old with the new. A quote from his memoir, Kiss of the Art Gods, drives this point home when he comically describes his work, “Rodin meets an Australian aboriginal conceptualist and they began having kids.” Corbin’s work showcases a mastery of materials, textures, colors, and techniques. He considers his greatest compliment a nickname given to him by a fellow artist, “The Surface King.”

Please join us in celebrating Dan Corbin and the water and fire that have marked the life journey of this figurative sculptor.

The Butte College Art Gallery is located on the main Butte College campus, 3536 Campus Drive, in the new ARTS Building (ARTS 106) closest to parking lot 3. Gallery hours are Monday – 9:00-3:30, Tuesday – 9:00-2:00, Wednesday – 9:00-3:30, Thursday 9:00 – 2:00.  For more information, contact the Butte College Department of Art, Digital Art & Design, 530-895-2404.

This event is ADA compliant. Anyone requiring a specific accommodation or adjustment should contact Simone Senat no later than five (5) business days prior to this event. Contact can be made by calling 530-895-2404 or via email to senatsi@butte.edu.

Dan Corbin will also be signing his memoir at the Chico Barnes & Noble on Saturday, October the 20th 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., with two of his sculptures at the event. The event is open to the public.

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