Local artist Tim Pace’s works are currently being featured in the Troy Plunk Art Gallery located in Freed-Hardeman University’s Bulliner Clayton Visual Arts Building. The show will remain open through Feb. 27.
FHU’s Department of Fine Arts will host an opening reception and artist talk Feb. 3 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The free show is open to the public.
Pace, a metal sculptor, works in the medium of found art. He creates his art from existing objects, using a variety of recycled metals including old farm equipment, discarded tools, auto parts, play equipment, cutlery, and industrial scrap metal. These are then welded to create familiar or abstract objects. Nine sculptures are currently on exhibit at FHU.
Pace began his business, Eco-Art Creative Metal Recycling in 1995 with the gift of a welder, an excess of scrap metal, and the request for a unique gift. Today his pieces range from those fitting on a tabletop to eight-foot tall sculptures. They include an assortment of people, animals, flowers, insects, and abstract sculptures.