Visiting Exhibits

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Steve Gerberich’s exposure to the arts came early, growing up in a close-knit Iowa family attuned to visual humor and puns. A sculptor with a B.F.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, Steve Gerberich began making art that moves when he relocated to New York City from Iowa in 1985. He set up his first motorized installation in the gallery-filled neighborhood of SoHo, convincing the owners of an abandoned factory to let him use their windows for display in exchange for cleaning the space. His work caught the attention of passers-by, including that of international art collectors and delighted art critics.

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Constructed from old machine parts, kitchen utensils, furniture scraps, lighting fixtures, medical supplies, toys and carnival figurines, Gerberich mixes the aesthetics of contemporary sculpture with the principles of simple mechanical motion.

From a pack rat's treasure trove of motors, toys, and other bric-a-brac, Gerberich is an alchemist of odds and ends and always searching for possibilities .A self-proclaimed lover of hand tools or any useful invention without a power cord, his Brooklyn studio in Williamsburg is his own treasure trove of machine parts, motors, fixtures, lampshades, and armies of collectible figurines. He can often search his packed shelves for inspiration, where he turns discarded labor-saving devices into fantastical sculpture.

Gerberich’s mechanical sculptures have traveled around the world.
Springs, Sprockets and Pulleys has been exhibited at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford CT, Fresno Metropolitan Museum in California and the Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts as well as the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC, the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, the Waterloo Center for the Arts and Muscantine Art Center, both in Iowa and most recently at Science World in Vancouver BC. His Gerberich’s Gadgetry exhibit has also graced the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, the Morris Museum as well as Vermont’s Brattleboro Museum.

Other popular exhibits include
Extraordinary Art from Everyday Parts, the inaugural exhibition at Baltimore’s Port Discovery; Lexington Avenue Windows at Bloomingdale’s, New York City; Belts Pulleys and Motors at Grand Central Terminal and Works on the Move at Sony Plaza, New York City. Holiday Springs and Sprockets has been seen in numerous US venues and The Gerberich Grand Orchestra showcased at Royal Festival Hall, London, England.

Gerberich’s sculptures have been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NBC’S Today Show, The New Yorker, Art in America and Sculpture Magazine. His work is held privately and in numerous public spaces throughout the United States.

More information:
www.gerbomatic.com or www.facebook.com/gerbsgallery
Small World Photomicrography
Explore the beauty and wonder of the micro-world through photographs in Nikon’s visiting “Small World Photomicrography” exhibit.

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Winning photos from the 40th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, are on display through February 17. The first prize photo (shown) was taken by veteran competitor Rogelio Moreno of Panama for capturing a rarely seen image of a rotifer’s open mouth interior and heart-shaped corona. A computer system programmer by occupation, Moreno is a self-taught microscopist whose photomicrograph serves to show just how close the beauty and wonder of the micro-world truly is - not just for scientists, but anyone willing to open their eyes and look for it.

Moreno is recognized along with over 80 other winners from around the world for excellence in photomicrography. Winners from Italy, the United States, Austria, Spain and Australia also ranked in the top ten, for exceptional images selected based on both artistic quality and masterful scientific technique.