Artist Talk | Agelio Batle

Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

“Poetry in the Pedestrian”

 

Agelio Batle is a San Francisco based Sculptor and artist with a background in biology that has largely influenced the investigative nature of his work. In working with ordinary materials and everyday artifacts, he attempts to extract the extraordinary. Using maps, pencil lead, globes, old dictionaries and the like, Batle finds inspiration and “epiphany in mundane materials.”

 

In 2007, Batle created a series of custom, functional graphite objects exclusively for the Noguchi Museum. This Second Sunday, Batle will present the process of his graphite object creation. Each object is created from natural graphite and bonded with smudge-resistant compounds under intense pressure. The object is then finished using traditional burnishing and polishing techniques. 

 

For more on this artist, please visit his website.