Mark Monroe, Texas Sculpture Group

From Sherman, Texas

Artist Statement:

My sculptures have always used and referenced found materials. I collage together images and objects of colloquial origin to imply or hint toward a different reality….a new purpose/repurpose. Ladders, chairs, scrap steel and electrical cords combine into structures of unknown origin. The sculptures presented for this exhibit are made from and about cast-off materials, the detritus, and remnants of industrial production. They represent artifacts of the world we inhabit and as such, the vernacular of our times.

Artist Biography:

Mark Monroe, originally from Fort Worth, Texas. Received MFA from The University of Texas in Austin with a major in sculpture and a minor in art history. Currently an Associate Professor at Austin College, Sherman TX manages the ceramic and sculpture programs. Monroe uses found materials to create pieces as diverse as functional lamps, kinetic sculptures, fountains, waterfalls, and outdoor sculptural works. Some of his large scale, site-specific installations have been exhibited at Project Row House, The Dallas Contemporary, Laguna Gloria Museum, The Huntington Museum, The ArlingtonMuseum of Art, The Glassell School, Lawndale Art Center The San Antonio Museum of Art, The Abilene Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, and Diverse Works Art Space.