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Sketches to Sculptures, Rendered Reality: Sixty Years with Marshall M. Fredericks

Marshall M. FredericksSeptember 30 – january 6, 2013

Sketches to Sculptures: Rendered Reality, Sixty Years with Marshall M. Fredericks is an exhibition of 31 small sculptures and 36 related drawings and sketches that showcases the creative process of Fredericks both as designer and sculptor. From simple pencil sketches to presentation drawings, the creative mind of Fredericks is on display as he transforms two-dimensional ideas on paper into three-dimensional sculptures. While many of the drawings in this exhibition resemble the final sculpture they would become, others only hint at elements of their outcome or point to a different outcome entirely. This exhibition is comprised of four genres that represent most of Fredericks’ work: architectural, commemorative, spiritual and whimsical. The exhibition was organized from the collections of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University.


Image: Marshall M. Fredericks, Spirit of Detroit, 1958, cast 2000, bronze