The Georgia Tech campus is home to an eight-piece international sculpture exhibition by various artists. Made from a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, cast fiberglass, copper, concrete, and wood, the pieces represent a diversity of styles, themes, and technical approaches characterizing our times.
The exhibition was curated by Chattanooga-based sculptor John Henry, known for his large-scale public sculptures. The works were originally installed in 2013 as part of a 13-piece touring exhibition.
With financial support from the Georgia Tech Arts Advisory Board, eight of the sculptures remain on campus on permanent display. The location of each sculpture was chosen to complement Georgia Tech’s lush and open green spaces.
The Engineered Art exhibition is free and open to the public.
Gallery & Locations of Scuptures
"Crown" by Doug Schatz – Campus Recreation Center (Entrance)
"Cinch" by Adam Garey – Whitehead Building Lawn
"Oh’d" by Bret Price – Van Leer Building (Tech Green North)
"Big Red Tumpkin" by Verina Baxter – Noonan Courtyard (west of Klaus Advanced Computing Building)
"Mercury Venus Mars" by Peter Lundberg – Boggs Building (Student Center Parking Deck)
"Untitled" by Terrance Karpowicz – Tech Walkway Triangle
"Tux" by Isaac Duncan III – Van Leer Building (Tech Green North)
"Squirt" by John Clement – Tech Walkway Triangle
To visit the sculptures, search for their locations on our Interactive Campus Map.
About the Artists:
Verina Baxter: After working exclusively in stone for many years, Baxter
began incorporating painted aluminum and, more recently, stainless steel into her outdoor
works. Her Tumpkin series is a group of sculptures on wheels,
with one or several cutout plates either suspended or hanging inside the structure.
John Clement: Early in his career, Clement mentored under two of America’s most important sculptors, Mark di Suvero and John Henry. He creates large-scale, painted steel forms with open and inviting negative spaces that serve as locations for quiet reflection, landmarks, and social meeting places.
Isaac Duncan III: New York native and Afro-Cuban descendant, Duncan spent three years as the crew supervisor, heavy equipment operator, and artist assistant with John Henry before opening his own studio where he creates large-scale sculptures and fabrication projects. Duncan leads the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, an organization of sculptures for the region.
Adam Garey: Garey lives and works in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he splits his time between building his own work and managing the fabrication of sculptor John Henry’s work. He is the 2007 recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Conference Exhibition.
Terrence Karpowicz: As an art student in the 1970s, Karpowicz was
influenced by the theories and practices of minimalism and conceptualism. His aesthetic is
rooted in craftsmanship, while being informed by the nature of minimal forms and the
layering of history and ideas.
Peter Lundberg: Lundberg’s sculptures often reflect keen attention to his creative process, which melds rudimentary elements of life, nature, science, spirituality, and passion.
Bret Price: Since the late 1970s, Price has created his unique sculptures by building heating chambers around large pieces of steel, applying concentrated, intense heat, then manipulating the material to create a sense of softness.
Doug Schatz: Best known for his fabricated steel forms, cast bronze figures, and pyrotechnical sculpture performances, Schatz has exhibited sculptures nationally and internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He currently serves as an arts faculty member at the State University of New York in Potsdam, N.Y.