Canadian Sculptures' Society

Fred Hummel

Artist Statement

Things natural are never boring. They hold endless fascination and wonder. I strive to reflect that natural wonder in my work, the sense of life through movement, expressiveness in the emotional response it evokes, elegance and sensuality in its execution and attitude. Recently I have been working with hard exotic stones from British Columbia, Alaska, Ontario and Quebec. I am inspired by the unique characteristic of each stone and am always surprised by what is revealed. In the past year I have also experimented with non-representational themes but still inspired by nature. Whether I work figuratively or non-representationally, I am always fascinated by the way surfaces relate to each other the subtle ways these relationships can be changed. The use of the elements of design and how they inter-act challenge me to try new combinations.

Brief Biography

Education
2000-1 Life Drawing / Stone Sculpture, Haliburton School of Fine Arts (John Leonard)
1998 Stone Sculpture, Haliburton School of Fine Arts, George Pratt
1978 Physical Education Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Education
1976 BPHE, Brock University

Selected Exhibitions
Solo
2007 Dalewood Gallery
2005 Dalewood Gallery
2003 Figure It, Unlimited Vision, Kleinburg, ON
2002 Unlimited Vision, Kleinburg, ON
1999 Senguin Art Tour, Parry Sound ON

Group
2013 SSC Presents New Members 2012, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2012 Juried Show, Questart Gallery, Midland ON
2012 Mad and Noisy Gallery, Creemore ON; BMFA Gallery, Collingwood ON
2008-12 Images Studio Tour
2002-7 Buckhorn Fine Art Show; McMichael Art Show, Kleinburg ON

Awards
2012 Best of Show, 3D work, Questart Gallery
2000 Howard Shank Award, Haliburton School of Fine Arts

Hummel's work has participated in many exhibitions since 2001. He taught Physical Education with the Scarborough Board 1974-2008; and has taught and lead sculpture workshops with Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; and currently at the Haliburton School for the Arts, Fleming College. Sculpture symposia include: West Coast Sculpture Association, and Stanstead International Granite, QC, and Artist-in-Residence at Bancroft Sculpture Symposium. Hummel was elected into the SSC in 201

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SSC Member Since: 2012