Stacy Latt Savage
Art & Design
College of Visual & Performing Arts 051
Development of 3D design skills and basic fabrication techniques to create dynamic sculptural form. Material, content, and personal interpretation will be discussed and traditional and contemporary approaches to 3D art making will be introduced in a structured studio environment.
The clay figure. Introduction to direct-observation figure modeling in clay and human anatomy. This course will help develop a studentÂ¿s understanding of the human form in three-dimensions and inspire serious investigation into this universal subject matter. Mold-making and casting techniques, as well as mixed media approaches to figuration in art and design will be presented.
An in-depth exploration of a specific sculptural concern. A single topic will be offered each semester. Special topics include Bronze Casting, Aluminum Casting, Stone Carving, Installation/Performance Art, The Figure, Cast Paper, and Site-Specific Sculpture.
Professor Savage exhibits her sculpture in a variety of venues including museums, university galleries, outdoor public settings and permanent commissions. Selected museums include the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln, MA); the Alternative Museum (New York, NY); the Fuller Museum (Brockton, MA); the Revolving Museum (Lowell, MA), the New Bedford Art Museum (NB, MA). University gallery settings include Brandeis University, Bridgewater State University, Stonehill College, UMass Lowell and Bristol Community College. Recent international exhibitions have included a drawing exhibition in Beijing, China and a travelling sculpture exhibition through Southeast Asia with the University of Hawaii Art Gallery.
Professor Savage recently founded and curated the “River Project: Sculpture at the Slocum’s River Reserve” (Dartmouth, MA) featuring site-specific outdoor sculpture of national and regional artists. She has also exhibited her large-scale public sculpture at the Skokie Sculpture Park (Skokie, IL), Forest Hills Cemetery (Boston, MA), Tarrant College (Fort Worth, TX), Chesterwood Museum (Stockbridge, MA), The Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA). Professor Savage has been awarded residencies at the Kohler Artist Residency, IL; Yew Tree Farm, England; Franconia Sculpture Park, MN; Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, ME. Selected permanent public commissions include a recent collaborative sculpture for the Dartmouth Community Park (Dartmouth, MA) and the Holocaust Memorial in (New Bedford, MA). Professor Savage has been featured on an arts segment of CBS Sunday Morning and reviewed in a variety of publications.
Stacy’s studio work is inspired by the human figure and the inherent complexity of human emotion.