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Randy Gachet: "Subterranea"

January 7 through March 28, 2015

Randy Gachet's work involves reclamation and transformation. In the late 1990s, Randy found himself compelled to collect jettisoned tire remnants and detritus found accumulating on urban and suburban highways. The crow, a supreme scavenger, figures prominently in this environ and simultaneously serves as a symbol of renewal and of fate.

Gachet earned a B.F.A., concentrating in sculpture, from Birmingham-Southern College in 1987. In 2002, Mr. Gachet joined the visual arts faculty at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. His work is consistently exhibited in galleries, non-profit spaces and museums throughout Alabama and the Southeastern region.

Mr. Gachet's sculptures have been included in the HomeGrown Southeast Exhibit 2007 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Awards received include the 2008-2009 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, a 2009 Art Teacher fellowship from the Surdna Foundation, merit awards at the 2007 and 2004 Kentuck Arts Festival, 2004 and 2013 Magic City Art Connection, the Spirit of the South Award from the 2004 Art with a Southern Drawl juried exhibition at the University of Mobile, and an award of merit from the 2000 Red Clay Survey: Seventh Biennial of contemporary Southern Art at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

Mr. Gachet's work can be found in the collections of the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Wiregrass Museum of Art, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College, as well as in private collections across the country.