PETER E. FORBES
Sculptor/Installation Artist

MA and BS Sculpture/Industrial Design
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Currently Instructor of 3D Design
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York


CONTACT:
Tel and Fax 315 423 3196
Email forbes010@aol.com

336 Vincent Street
Syracuse, New York 13210 USA


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My recent work as a sculptor/installation sculptor involves an "aero-style" sculpture, some shelter-like in design, fitted with closed circuit television surveillance systems to monitor, curtail and combat anti-social behaviour. In my current work, I'm moving away from the above by taking a techno-romatic/mythic direction stylistically for a vehicle of expression. Often my sculpture is critical, satirical and even humorous and, hopefully, engaging and viewer interactive. I've used motion, audio and light projection in my last two major installation sculptures.

Image 1. "HOVERING ON THE EDGE", 1998

84"h. x 192"w. x 132"d.
PVC plastic sheet, wood, and electromechanicals

PETER FORBES

The installation sculpture is viewer interactive. When the viewer steps into the beam of the photoelectric switch, the spacecraft begins to slowly move back and forth about 145 degrees. The spacecraft is fitted with downward directed axial fan and halogen lamp.

This work was in the 1998 Syracuse Biennial,
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, 6/12-8/30

Image 2. "AERO-DOG SURVEILLANCE UNIT"
1998

24"h. X 95"w. X 30"d.
overall installation
96"h. x 120"w. x 72"d.
sheet plastics, electronics and wood.

PETER E. FORBES

A mini-TV camera is mounted in the neck of the surveillance dog and a monitor in the wing. The head/neck of the dog moves continuously back and forth at 145 degrees.

Shown installed in the Lowe Art Gallery,
Syracuse University, Syracuse New York E

Image 3. "AERO-DOG SURVEILLANCE UNIT" 1998
viewed flying over Syracuse
24"h. X 95"w. X 30"d.
PVC sheet, electromechanicals, electronics, et al.

PETER E. FORBES

A mini-TV camera is mounted in the neck of the dog and a monitor in the wing. The head/neck of the dog slowly and continuously moves back and forth 145 degrees. E

Image 4. "SHELTER/SURVEILLANCE SCULPTURE", 1994

134" h. x 124" w. x 120"d
mixed media/electronics

PETER E. FORBES

Each of the three uprights houses a CCTV serveillance camera



RECENT EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS, ETC. INTERNATIONAL JURIED SHOWS:

Third International Miniatures Art Biennial, Salle Augustin-Chenier, VilleMerie, Quebec, Canada; May 18 to June 30, 1995; Jurors: Madam Gaetane Godbout, Maurice Forget and Jeffrey Stellick; One work accepted.

Twelfth International Biennial of Humor and Satire in the Arts, House of Humor and Satire, 5300 Gabrovo, Bulgaria; May 20 to September 30, 1995 Jury Chair: Georgi Chapkunov; Two works accepted.

Fourteenth Annual International Competition end Exhibition, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, New York, New York; February 3 to March 9, 1990 Juror: Ivan C. Karp, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, New York; Two works accepted, one received honorable mention.

First Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; November 9 to December 31, 1986; Jurors: Luciana Benzi, Barry Philp and Sorel Etrog One work accepted.


NATIONAL JURIED SHOWS AND COMPETITIONS:
Award of Excellence, 1995 Manhattan Arts Internetionl Cover Arts Competition. Photograph of work included in June 1996 issue of Manhattan Arts; International Jurors: Renee Phillips and others

Three Rivers Arts Festivals, Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvnia; June 2 to 18, 1989; Jurors: Lute Jimenez, sculptor, New Mexico; Ronald Kuchta, Director, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; David Tisdsle, designer, New York City; One work accepted.

Small Works National '84, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, New York; December 8, 1984 to January 6, 1985; Juror: Charles Rand Penney, art collector One work accepted.

One of five finalists in a national sculpture competition for a work to be placed in front of the state capitol building at Tallahassee, Florida. Concept presentation on exhibition at capital rotunda during February of 1984.


REGIONAL JURIED SHOWS AND COMPETITIONS:
Syracuse Biennial '86, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York September 19 to November 9, 1985 Juror: Derek Guthrie, founding editor and publisher of the New Art Examiner Photograph of accepted work included in the show's catalog.

Syracuse Biennial '84, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York November Z. 1984 to January 6, 1985 Juror: Kim Levin, art critic, The Village Voice, New York City One work accepted.

Twelve County Finger Lakes Art Exhibition, The Cayuga County Museum of History and Art, Auburn, New York July 10 to September 9, 1985 Juror: Walter Long One work- accepted.


INSTALLATIONS:
Awarded temporary sculpture installation in Norfolk International Airport Competition, Norfolk, Virginia Work installed in airport main lobby from October through December, 1995.

Installation of Shelter/Surveillance Sculpture in main concourse of the Shaffer Art Building, School of Art and Design, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York February 1994

Major site-specific installation of The Monument in a rural location southwest of Syracuse, New York, during August of 1993. Urban installation of Hyper-Security System in a downtown Syracuse, New York, location in July of 1992.


TEACHING AWARD:
Department of Foundation Art Teaching Excellence Award for 1992-1993; School of Art and Design, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York May 1993

PUBLICATIONS:
Photograph of sculpture Fast Moves, with textual reference, included in Sculpture: Technique-FORM-Content by Arthur Williams, Department of Sculpture, University of Texas, Abilene, Texas. Published by Davis Publications, Worcester, Massachusetts. 1989

PROFESSIONAL MEMEBERSHIPS
Art and Science Collaborations, Staten Island, New York International Sculpture Center, Washington, DC