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This piece of art depicts the geographical bridge created by Sonepar when they opened its first North American office in North Charleston South Carolina.  Sonepar being founded in Paris France this piece utilizes iconic images from both geographical locations. The iconic structure of the Eiffel Tower and The Ravenel Bridge are the focus of the imagery. Also included are close up imagery of the old Cooper River Bridge steel trusses as they were visually similar to the Eiffel Towers steel work. These steel beams are symbolic for ingenuity and hard work. Two hallmark ingredients for lasting structural icons and business longevity.

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Sonepar Builds a Bridge (2016)

The challenge of the piece was how to create that specific the image out of wire and have it moveable so it could be delivered and installed on site. A steel armature was constructed and wood surfaces applied to it. The piece was painted with a rubberized coating to mimic the wire insulation. The wire and cable were then attached to the armature. The piece when completed consumed approximity 38,000 feet of wire all supplied by Sonepar.

 

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Soil (2016)

Soil was done as part of a Visiting Artist stay at the University of South Carolina in Columbia at the McMaster Gallery. The piece was the result of conversations with Gallery Director Shannon Lindsey and Sonoco recycling coordinator Jane Hiller. The piece has a wooden armature then is covered in bicycle tires and tubes.

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The Water Tower Pavilion (2017) In Blythewood SC.

This piece was commissioned with the help of One Percent for Public art fund from One Columbia and Richland Libraries in Blythewood SC.  The piece references an old steam train water tower that was located not far from the installation site. I focused on esthetics of how the wood met the metal as I crafted many pieces of fastening hardware from scratch. The piece has a significant historical connection to the town as each of the vertical uprights has a name of one of the town founders engraved in it.  Many thanks to the Blythewood Historical Society for curating those family names.

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Rats Nest, recycled cables installation at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg VA.

A big thank you to all at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg VA. I spent an intense week there completing this installation. Also thank you to all who donated their box of leftover cables. Rosemary Jesionowski has a great crew and I appreciate their hard work.

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Detail of Rat’s Nest

 

The piece was installed at park head quarters and will remain open to the public until the end of August 2014.

The piece was installed at park head quarters and will remain open to the public until the end of August 2014.

This project was completed with the financial support of the City Of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, The City Of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program and the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program, The John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Of SC, and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support form the National Endowment For The Arts.

 

borrowed materials fishing buoys.

The result of my three week residency in Homer Alaska. The piece is constructed out of borrowed fishing buoys and whiskey barrels. All materials will be returned to their owners when the piece is dismantled in June.

The piece extended through the gallery walls from outside and into the gallery. The piece extended through the gallery walls from outside and into the gallery.

Buy art, sculpture, Homer Alaska

The passage way on the porch was made out of buoys as well. Many thanks to the people of Homer for the loan of these sacred objects.

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This project was the result of collaboration between Andrea Stanislav and Jarod Charzewski. It was done at the Pelham Center For The Arts In Pelham New York. The piece used desk and dresser drawers found on Craigslist and were built into the existing structure of this building. Each of the drawers and cupboards were functional and contained small installations for the public to view. Another aspect of the project was the take and replace philosophy. We encouraged community residents to take what ever they wanted from the draws as long as it was replace with something of their own.

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This project was completed with the financial support of the City Of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, The City Of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program and the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant Program, The John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Of SC, and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support form the National Endowment For The Arts.

An invitation to participate in the South Carolina Biennial has consumed Jarod Charzewski’s studio practice for the past two months. 701 Contemporary Art Center in Columbia SC hosted the piece titled Military Carving By The Book, made entirely out of recycled books on the subject of war. The piece was constructed in eight parts and is hollow to make transporting the piece easier. The excess materials being disposed of is unbelievable. Hopefully electronic books will someday make work like this impossible to create.

Machine Gunners(2013) Repurposed books on warfare carved in to oversized army men..

Machine Gunners (2013) Repurposed books on warfare carved into oversized army men.

Plastic Army Man base

Army Man book sculpture base

The piece is the first in a series of three that will be shown at the Pari Nadimi Gallery in Toronto Ontario in September 2012.

Sunfire Remains (2012) Repurposed restaurant supplies installed at Ms Roses in West Ashley, Charleston South Carolina.