Published on Oct 13, 2015
There was little question that the Academy Art Museum's curator, Anke Van Wagenberg, was eager to challenge the Mid-Shore art community with concurrent exhibitions this Fall of abstractionist Ken Schiano and John Rupport's raw sculptures and photography. While different in approach, material, and vision, both men demand that their audiences look at art in radical new ways.
The Spy sat down with Ken last month to talk about his work, and more recently caught up with John at the recent opening of his exhibition, entitled "Grounded."
Ruppert’s recent work includes shapes he formed from chain-link fabric and cast metals that blurs traditional lines between natural and man-made materials. His cast pumpkins can be seen in the Museum’s front yard as well as his large scale composite photographs as part of that point of view.