Current Location:
Section H (OS) -> Shelf H3 (OS)
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section H; Shelf H3

Pathos

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.171.1
Artist:
Paul Amenta
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Maple, Bronze, Soft-Ground Etching
Date:
1995
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 40 in Width: 21.5 in Depth: 21.25 in
Description:
Box on four legs that opens on top and contains an image. Underneath the "box" is a human arm cast in bronze which is displayed on its own stand.
Historical Context:
Paul Amenta graduated from Grand Valley State University in 1995 with a B.F.A. in Sculpture and Print Making, and earned his M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts, New York City in 2000. Amenta is a prominent figure in the West Michigan art scene, having developed and executed the ActiveSite event, which continues to be held throughout the city. This event takes place in emptied buildings and specifically showcases sculptural, installation, and new media work from undergraduate and graduate schools throughout Michigan. He has taught classes at GVSU, the Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.