Dimension is a noun meaning “a measurable extent of some kind.” The contrast between the physical dimensions of the cubes is the source of much of each piece’s dynamism. Dimension also has another meaning- “an aspect or feature of a situation”- which, again, references attention towards the visual character of a thing.
For many of us “dimension” also refers to a time (an element of Sterling’s work as the sculptures are temporary) and space (which they physically occupy). The process for making this installation relied on reacting to the cubes themselves and to (the dimensions of!) this particular space.
The cube assemblages-which are not attached permanently to each other or the wall-foreground gravity and light in a way that paintings cannot. Sterling treats the cubes as proxies for brushstrokes as he spontaneously assembles them into temporary compositions that are never repeated.
Sterling graduated from UNC Charlotte and attended the University of Houston’s MFA program before returning home to North Carolina. He is a family man, blogger, and clean energy enthusiast who sees his depiction of the cube as a reformed modernist approach to nonrepresentational painting.
The Durham Art Guild is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. DAG’s mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts. The Guild has maintained a presence and partnership at Golden Belt Campus since 2011. Their current space showcases monthly exhibitions by local artists, as well as two studios for their Artist in Residence and Creative Mentorship Programs. Photo shown is from Gymenii’s exhibit in December, 2018 (photo courtesy of Kia Smith).
The gallery is open from 8 AM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday and from noon – 6 PM on Sundays.
The heart and soul of the Golden Belt arts program, the Warehouse Studios are home to 25 individual studio artists as well as the Golden Belt Warehouse Artists gallery. The place to be on Third Fridays, these studios are home to a wide variety of styles and mediums, including paint, jewelry, fashion design, photography, and digital arts. The studios are currently open by appointment only due to COVID-19, with the exception of the Wistful Displacement exhibit (see event calendar for details). [Photo courtesy of Kia Smith]
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Third Fridays in Durham are an institution – and the newly launched Golden Belt Warehouse studios and galleries are the main attraction. Meet and discuss art with the artists themselves. If you love it, buy it – and help our professional artists continue to make Durham a legitimate and noteworthy fine arts location.
We are currently accepting submittals for the Great Hall for 2022. If you are interested in exhibiting your work or your organization’s work in either the Great Hall or the Community Gallery in Building 2, please contact Justin Sacco at email@example.com
Submissions are vetted by the Golden Belt Arts Steering Committee.
For information about studio availability, please contact Chandler Shouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Tiffany Coley for more information about our monthly pop-up studio program at: email@example.com