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Mark Sanders of Rusty Nail Works SOLO Exhibit



Mark S. Sanders is a multi-media artist and sculptor who creates almost exclusively with found and reclaimed objects scavenged from the alleys of his home city of Baltimore.  As an artist for 35 years, Mark has worked in nearly every aspect of creative art, including poetry, music, graphic design, script writing, acting, set building, art directing, and producing events for visual and performance art.  In 2014, he turned his attention solely to 3-D work, and now focuses exclusively on abstract sculpture in metal, wood, concrete and glass.  Three months after becoming a serious sculptor he had his first solo show.

Mark often creates his work in series of 4, 8, 12 or more pieces that share a related feeling or theme.  However, he admits that he doesn’t pursue artistic statements, and says nothing he does is intended as social commentary.  An intense and prolific artist, he works every day with an obsessive compulsion, and has created over 200 pieces in two years.  He calls himself an employee of his art, and feels there is no time to second guess himself or the purpose.

Mark’s latest body of work, which he calls the “Salvage Series,” is geared around his part time job.  It is created from very specific abandoned and forgotten things:  plastic toy cars belonging to his brother as a child; 1970s PC boards from his father’s engineering company; burst water pipes and termite-eaten wood recovered from his own apartment as he refurbished it.  He carries a small dog-eared notebook with him wherever he goes, and constantly scrawls notes and sketches for an ever growing list of projects, which he looks forward to never completing.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday Septmber 7th from 7-11pm and the closing reception will be on Sunday October 1st from 2-5pm

Earlier Event: August 3
Kate Norris
Later Event: October 5
The Morton Group Show