March 8th 6 – 9 pm GUNNER WILLIAMS & EDDIE SPARR

Gunner Williams
“All knowledge is within us but it is fear, laziness and jealousy that prevents it from coming out.” This is a quote from M. Scott Peck from his book “The Road Less Traveled”, which to me means go do something that makes you you and don’t be afraid to make a mistake or look stupid doing it.
This is also the inspiration for my piece “CORROSIVE”, which is not only an art piece but an idea that I turned into something physical and tangible that can be shared with others.
Being able to share with others is my goal as an artist, musician and chaser of new ideas. If I can reach someone on some level with one of my paintings, songs or thoughts then I believe I have been generative with what makes me me for the short amount of time that I am alive.

Eddie Sparr
Many types of artists run in Eddie’s family, so it wasn’t surprising that his interest started very early. Scrounging, as his father put it, filled many an hour for him as a child. Constantly looking for interesting bits and pieces of life that may have been left or lost, Eddie collected. He collected shells, rocks, insects, rusted pieces of metal, coins stamps, and just about anything he deemed interesting enough to save.
Eddie quickly noticed these objects were very special in that no one piece was ever exactly like another. This variety led to a new way of looking at everything for him. Seeing the form and not just the object, he found joy in making them unidentifiable from their original form or function, bringing out new beauty.
Exposing this beauty and the relationship between mechanics and biological organisms is the main theme of the Numanity Collection. The collection explores the connection between mechanical structures and our own human structures, exploring how similarities are not always coincidental but deliberate, borrowed from Nature herself.
Eddie continues to ‘scrounge’ to this day as he increases his varied interests in art. Often times the most basic of pieces will send him to create the most intricate work. Not relegated to one medium, he stretches his creative talents over a vast array of art forms.