Opened in September of 2022, the Sculpture House is a gallery dedicated to the creation and exhibition of 3D, experimental, and installation art. Exhibitions rotate on a quarterly basis. The space also functions as a residency for working artists to utilize as a studio and exhibition space. Artists Barbara Sorensen, Brooks Dierdorff, and Shannon Rae Lindsey have each worked in the house as artists-in-residence since the Sculpture House's inception.
The house is a renovated ranch style, mid-century home, adorned with a colorful mural designed by artist Claire Lavin and installed with the help of local seniors, artists, employees of the city, and the Florida Sculptors Guild (FSG).
Illuminated in the carport is the work of artist Marla E. Six painted plexiglass panels are backlit and glow bright in the night, drawing people close to see the warm beauty.
Currently on Display
QUARTER LIFE / CRISIS!!!!!
on view through March 29
Ourobouros Birthday Party / Artist Talk: Saturday, February 24 from 6-9 p.m.
Members of the public are invited to a brief artist talk and performance, followed by a sleepover-themed event in the gallery. People will be able to view the exhibition, participate in a costume contest, make their own work of art during a crafting event, play party-inspired games, and sign karaoke during this “birthday party for everyone.” Come ready to dance, sing, create, and be silly! Slumber party costumes are encouraged!
QUARTER LIFE / CRISIS! is an activation of kinetic sculpture and interactive installations in a celebration of an uncertain shared future. Artists Mär Martinez (’97) and Leah Sandler (’92) created a collaborative two-person exhibition braiding their individual material and conceptual practices.
Sandler and Martinez investigate what it means to be alive and semi-conscious in a world largely out of their control. Concerned with themes of time anxiety, the housing crisis, economic collapse, and climate vulnerability, the works in CRISIS leverage gallows humor and revelry as coping mechanisms. Utilizing a blend of nostalgic sleepover imagery as well as chronically online aesthetics, they invite you to come party like it’s 1999. The exhibition will be on view at the Casselberry Sculpture House through March 29th.
Mär Martinez (born 1997) is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in sculptural painting based in Orlando, Florida. She received a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Central Florida in 2020. Her work dissects dominance, aggression and power dynamics through the lens of a culturally-enforced binary system. @meatvoid
Leah Sandler (born 1992) is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator based in Orlando, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College in 2014 and a Master of Fine Arts from University of the Arts in 2017. She constructs parafictional worlds through experimental video, text, and modular and scalable installations. @centerforpostcapitalisthistory