Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming

Gut Feeling

Steel, Plastic, Acrylic

242.5x405x168in. 2020

Through curated space and abstracted sculptures that reference the viewer’s body, Gut Feeling, acknowledges the viewer’s experience as the focal point of the exhibition. I designed the whole gallery as an art object using both positive and negative space. The sculptures act as one unified system that guides the viewer through the exhibition in a counterclockwise rotation inward. The viewer follows the forms as they puncture through the walls of the gallery, while considering their own body’s relationship to the forms being seen. The viewer directly engages with the scale of the forms, sculptural placement, and sensory experience; these elements stir humbleness in the viewer by tugging on the string that connects all of us despite our difference, our abject bodies.

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University of Arkansas

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Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming
Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming

Gut Feeling: Segment 1

Steel, Plastic, Acrylic

71x53x38in. 2020

Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming
Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming

Gut Feeling: Segment 2

Steel, Plastic, Acrylic

55x66x30in. 2020

Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming
Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming

Gut Feeling: Segment 3

Steel, Plastic, Acrylic

35x93x115in. 2020

Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming
Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming
Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming

Gut Feeling: Segment 4

Steel, Plastic, Acrylic

117x84x96in. 2020

Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming
Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming

The Cave

Steel, Plastic, Acrylic, Speakers, Mic

132x144x96in. 2020

Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming
Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming
Contemporary sculpture Gut Feeling by Artist Shelby Fleming

The Cave

Steel, Plastic, Acrylic, Speakers, Mic

132x144x96in. 2020

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