Sculpture Shows and Awards:
I work mainly in steel and weldable materials and most everything happens in the process; by that I mean I usually don't have a rigid direction. I get so interested in what happens when the material meets other material, new vs. old, or some other disparity, that I allow them to make something surprising. I don't mean to be enigmatic when I say the steel tells me what to do. It really does in most cases. I also like things that seem to have tension. Represented by The Hilliard Gallery, 1820 McGee, Kansas City, and Strecker-Nelson in Manhattan, KS.
2004, First Friday Event,
2005, First Friday Event, Gallery #8, Crossroads, Kansas City, MO
2005, First Friday Event, Hilliard Gallery
2005 Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Sculpture Exhibit--two pieces accepted, one received a Juror's Award
2006 VML Open House: Exhibited 12 sculptures for one month.
2006, Recent Reclamations, Hilliard Gallery, May 5th.
2006 Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Sculpture Exhibit--three
pieces accepted. One Juror's Award (of two given).
2007, May 4th, First Friday, Hilliard Gallery
2007, Kansas Masters Invitational, two pieces accepted
2007, Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Sculpture Exhibit, two pieces accepted
2007 5-person show at The Barbershop Gallery, KC MO, Aug. 31, benefits Head for the Cure
2008 Solo show, The Hilliard Gallery, KC MO, May, First Friday
2008, Two-person show, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS, Oct.3 – Nov.15, G. Wise,
Steel & Bronze, Phyllis Pease, Iconic Paintings
2009 Solo Show, The Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, May 1 - May 31, First Friday
2009 Overland Park (KS) Arboretum Invitational 2009 Sculpture Exhibition May through October
2010 Also: Welded steel bowl for Hunger Bowl show in Laguna Beach, CA
2010 Solo Show, "Ray Guns in the Time of Jules Verne" Hilliard gallery May-June
2011 Kansas Regionalists, Strecker Nelson Gallery, Manhattan KS
2011 Solo Show, “Weird Toys of Yore” Hilliard Gallery, May-June
2011 Kansas Masters, Pieces: “Do Not Inhibit” and “Good Day Hunting”
2011 Arboretum Invitational, Overland Park KS, “Buffalo Bill Is Dead”
2012 May-June Hilliard Gallery, "Missiles & Mugs" in conjunction with Diana Huff's Toulouse-Lautrec/May Belfort letters.
2013 "Cold Beer & Steel" (book promotion and sculpture show) Hilliard Gallery, KC MO, month of May 2013
2013 Sculpture at Paola wine/art stroll, Paola KS July 2013, on the square
2014 "The X-Toys" solo show, Hilliard Gallery, month of June
2014 October, Rust Show at The Trap Gallery, KC MO
2015 "A Cross Between Rube Goldberg and John Chamberlain" solo show Hilliard Gallery, month of September
2015 October, Rust Show at the Trap Gallery, KC MO
2016 "Slag" Abstract Expressionism, solo show Hilliard Gallery, May and June, 31 pieces
"Cycle," One of nine pieces accepted for Downtown Olathe, KS 2016 to 2017 show
"Motorized" Four pieces in this "auto-art" show at The Sabatini Gallery, Topeka/Shawnee County Library Aug 12-Oct 30 2016
2017 "WISE_OBJX" Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Jan 14 Through March
2017 May-June, Hilliard Gallery LTST WORX
Diastole, Kansas City MO Outdoor piece: "Diastolic Cubes in Ascension"
MMG Worldwide, Kansas City MO, Parking Entrance Enhancement
Ms. Carol Richardson, Leawood KS, “Kind-eyed Colt” (companion to horse done previously)
Bank of the Prairie, Olathe KS, "Workhorse of the Great Plains," lifesize draft horse
MMG Worldwide, Kansas City, MO, "Techno Scarecrow"
Frontier Wealth Management, Kansas City, MO, Lobby sculpture "Investments"
"Time Ball" for Hilton Residence Inn, Olathe, KS, Heart of America Group
"Bulldozer" Heart of America Group, Peoria, IL,
"Plowed Ground" Richard Carrothers, Lawrence, KS
Workhorse #2, Bank of the Prairie, Olathe, KS