Static Energy: Sculpture by Dale Enochs
Static Energy: Sculpture by Dale Enochs brings together work spanning the artist’s decades-long career. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, Enochs has spent his career developing unique sculptural techniques that incorporate both figurative and abstract forms in stone and metal. Numerous influences including the body, the natural world, and Eastern spirituality and culture emanate from his work. With his studio located in his backyard and his close proximity to Indiana’s rich limestone quarries, Enochs is never short of materials nor inspiration. His limestone sculptures highlight the innate beauty and intricacy of a stone typically used for building. The myriad of delicate details enlivening their surfaces allows the natural hues of the stone to shine, from brilliant white to creamy yellow, drawing viewers in and instilling a sense of calm.
Over the last 40 years, Enochs’ sculptures have found homes across the globe. His work is included in numerous private and public collections, including FWMoA’s. Enochs is also prolific in the realm of public art, with 30 sculptures around the world, 16 of which are represented by their maquettes in the exhibition. Static Energy brings together the public and the private work from Enochs’ oeuvre, placing new works of art next to maquettes for sculptures created decades before. For the first time, work from the past four decades of Enochs’ dynamic career have been brought together and can be experienced at once.
This exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Kilmer, Exhibitions Content Manager, and Amanda Shepard, Vice President & COO at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and is supported by a grant from the Edna Foundation Fund.