Featured works by: John Grade  American (1970 -     )  

John Grade (American, born 1970 in Minneapolis, MN) lives and works in Seattle, WA.

Inspired by changing geological and biological forms and systems in the natural world, John works with his studio team to create large-scale site-specific immersive sculptural installations. Impermanence and chance are often central to the work along with kinetics and relationships between the natural world and architecture. His small-scale sculptures and works on paper often follow the completion of large-scale installations and investigate alternative directions that his larger sculptures might have taken.

John Grade : Spines at Davidson Galleries

JOHN GRADE (1970 -     )

Spines

Medium: Graphite on paper
Year: 2009
Size: 4 1/2 x 7 inches
Price: $1250.00

John Grade : Arctic Tree at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Arctic Tree

Medium: Reclaimed cedar
Year: 2016
Size: 8 ft by 3 ft by 2-1/2 ft
Description: A companion piece to the Middle Fork Project, the sculpture was recently on view at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum through November 27, 2016. It was first shown at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art’s Renwick Gallery as part of the exhibition “Wonder” which opened in November 2015. The sculpture is modeled on a cast made from a poplar tree growing on the northwest slopes of the Brooks Range in Alaska. Site work for the sculpture was sponsored by the Anchorage Museum’s Polar Lab Residency. The suspended sculpture is 8’ high by 3 feet by 2.5 feet and made with reclaimed cedar.
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John Grade : Black Float and Glass at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Black Float and Glass

Medium: Buoyant glass core and salvaged wood
Year: 2016
Size: 40 x 10 x 10 inches
Description: Each of the sculptures within the Float series will be temporarily sited in arctic waters after they have been exhibited. The sculptures will be tethered within different types of bodies of water in the arctic landscape: They will float under the surface of the open arctic sea (anchored to the sea floor), within the rapid currents of an arctic river (staked to the riverbed below freezing and thawing surface ice), on the surface of a sheltered arctic pond below the toe of a melting glacier, and resting within the shallows of glacial fluting, bogged tundra polygons, and within the protected waters of a collapsed pingo. They will remain for varied lengths of time, ranging from a single winter to a course of multiple years.
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John Grade : Seabed at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Seabed

Year: 2017
Edition : 25
Publisher: Beta Press
Size: 15 x 15 inches
Price: $1525.00

John Grade : Aurora at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Aurora

Medium: Spitbite and aquatint
Year: 2017
Edition : of 25
Publisher: Beta Press
Size: 15 x 15 inches
Price: $1525.00

John Grade : Pact at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Pact

Medium: Spitbite, aquatint, and embossing
Year: 2017
Edition : of 25
Publisher: Beta Press
Size: 15 x 15 inches
Price: $1525.00

John Grade : Shelter at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Shelter

Medium: Spitbite, aquatint, and soft ground etching
Year: 2016
Edition : of 20
Publisher: Beta Press
Size: 10-7/8 x 17-3/4 inches
Price: $1800.00

John Grade : Storm at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Storm

Medium: Soft ground etching
Year: 2016
Edition : of 25
Publisher: Beta Press
Size: 10-7/8 x 17-3/4 inches
Price: $1800.00

John Grade : Range (Middle Fork) at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Range (Middle Fork)

Medium: Spitbite, aquatint, soft ground etching, and embossing
Year: 2017
Edition : of 25
Size: 14-3/4 x 24-1/2 inches
Price: $2300.00

John Grade : Lead (Middle Fork) at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Lead (Middle Fork)

Medium: Soft ground etching and embossing with hand coloring by the artist
Year: 2017
Edition : 0f 25
Publisher: Beta Press
Size: 14-3/4 x 24-1/2 inches
Price: $2100.00

John Grade : Bering (Float) at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Bering (Float)

Medium: Buoyant glass core and salvaged wood
Year: 2016
Size: 32 x 32 x 9 inches
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John Grade : Gulf (Float) at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Gulf (Float)

Medium: Buoyant glass core and salvaged wood
Year: 2016
Size: 15 x 12 x 12 inches and 9 x 5 x 5 inches
price on request

John Grade : Parse at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Parse

Medium: Oak and trunnels from Wawona
Year: 2013
Size: 13 x 49 x 25 inches
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John Grade : Case at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Case

Medium: Douglas Fir and Wawona Schooner
Year: 2013
Size: 30 x 24 x 18 inches
price on request

John Grade : Shear (Lift) at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Shear (Lift)

Medium: Charcoal on paper and wood
Year: 2004
Size: 14 x 20 inches
Price: $2000.00

John Grade : Cicatrice at Davidson Galleries

John Grade (1970 -     )

Cicatrice

Medium: Cicatrice
Year: 2002
Size: 16 x 28 inches
Price: $3500.00