Sean Orlando. Image by Lucas Kretch
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Charismatic Expressions of Microscopic World
June 4–29, 2014 | Kimball Education Gallery
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday nights until 8:45 pm
Charismatic Expressions of a Microscopic World is a series of metal sculptures designed and fabricated by Sean Orlando and inspired by seedpods and naturally forming geometric shapes found in nature. The focus of the installation will be on micro-flora and -fauna, as well as vintage scientific illustrations of microscopic organisms.
All of the sculptures will be fabricated by hand at the artist’s studio and workshop in West Oakland and placed on display throughout the month in the Kimball Education Gallery, alongside some of the two-dimensional illustrations and reference materials used to inform this new body of work.
Sean Orlando is a multidisciplinary installation artist, museum professional, and community organizer with an interest in collaborative and immersive large-scale sculptural installations. Orlando is the co-founder of the Five Ton Crane Arts Group, principal artist at Engineered Artworks, and production coordinator at the Exploratorium.
His most recent collaborative group projects include the Steampunk Tree House, Raygun Gothic Rocketship, and the Nautilus submarine art car. Orlando has exhibited at and collaborated with many arts organizations and venues throughout California, including the Crucible, the Chabot Space and Science Center, Maker Faire, Landor and Associates, the American Welding Society, the Port of San Francisco, Coachella, Dorkbots, Burning Man, the Worth Ryder Gallery, and Warehouse 416.