“Perhaps the simplest, yet most appropriate, distinction would be that an artifact is primarily the product of craftsmanship and skill, while a work of art is invested with an emotional, philosophical, spiritual, or esthetic quality that reaches beyond. It has an ambiguous something that is not always easy to define, perhaps a special element that elevates it from the realm of workmanship to a more significant level.” -David L. Shirey

Sculptors Rob McKirdie, Tybre Newcomer, and Cozette Phillips present a collection of work that reflects on their past explorations and how materials preserve and shape perception. This exhibition showcases each of their distinctive artmaking practices and investigates the intersection between object and artifact.

 

Rob McKirdie

Marquee

cement, found wood, found metal

$885

15.5″ x 26″

Cozette Phillips

Artifact of Urban Use

mixed media

$950

7″ x 10″

Rob McKirdie

Chernal

mortar, found wood, found objects

$785

16″ x 19″

Tybre Newcomer

Bailey #4

ceramic, vintage Bailey #4 hand plane

$630

11″ x 15″

Tybre Newcomer

Static

ceramic, vintage C-clamps

$700

14″ x 18.5″

Cozette Phillips

Merge

mixed media

$800

14″ x 19″

Rob McKirdie

Encasement 3

cement, steel

$685

14″ x 15.5″

Rob McKirdie

Encasement 4

cement, steel

$685

8″ x 14.5″

 

Rob McKirdie

The Whole Modernist Lie

found frame, found sign

$400

16″ x 18″

Cozette Phillips

Un-monument

negative space pf a standing tree with lead and resin on steel pedestal

$3000

18″ x 74″

Tybre Newcomer

Altered

ceramic, altered vintage jewelers hammer

$490

5.5″ x 18″

Cozette Phillips

Presence of Absence II

mixed media

$450

7″ x 12″

Rob McKirdie

Unearthed

found wood, found objects

$4085

24″ x 71″

 

Cozette Phillips

Timeline, Abbreviated

antimony, bismuth, copper, tin

$2500

5″ x 49″

 

Cozette Phillips

Echo III

antimony, bismuth, copper, tin, lacquer, wood

$2500

18″ x 18″

Tybre Newcomer

Fossil Series

gas pliers, ceramic

$420

7″ x 15″

Tyber Newcomer

From Willard S. Ward

ceramic, vintage Perfect Handle Co. screwdrivers

$700

15.5″ x 16.5″

Tyber Newcomer

Tool of the latter 20th century

5 gallon bucket, ceramic, 24k gold leaf, brass handle

$1400 with base

14.5″ x 35″

 

Rob McKirdie

Encasement 2

mortar, steel

$685

10″ x 12.5″

Tybre Newcomer

Collection

ceramic, gold leaf, wood, patina

$1800

10″ x 17″

Cozette Phillips

Core Sample

antimony, brass, bismuth, copper, tin, steel with steel base

$900

6.5″ x 8″

Rob McKirdie

Encasement 1

mortar, steel

$685

10″ x 13″