Museum of Life and Science Exhibit
There's a cow in high-tops being milked over and over by a farmer. There's a flock of decoy geese flying with open suitcases for wings. These and other works by Steve Gerberich will be displayed at the Museum of Life and Science during the Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys exhibit that will run from Nov. 16 to Feb. 23.
“I think creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, with a small dose of reality thrown in," Steve says. "My work is really about imagining a world different from the present. It’s analog art for the digital age."
Steve hails from New York, where he creates his art while working as a junkyard/tag sale purveyor. Familiar objects from a previous era join together in whimsical, inventive contraptions that, with the push of a button, emit sounds and perform actions entertaining to the eye and ear. In total, the exhibit features 13 moving sculptures.
A special one-hour designing session with the artist will also be offered to three winners of the #GetGerboized Contest. You have till Feb. 12 (the winners will be announced at noon on that day) to create your own mechanical sculpture and send a picture to the Museum with the hashtag #GetGerboized via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email. The winners, chosen by Steve, and three of their guests will enjoy a one-of-a-kind workshop with the artist using materials from his studio collection on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2pm.
For more contest details, click here. Tickets to the exhibit are free with museum admission.