Steve Maloney is a contemporary artist who works in various disciplines. His art reflects his fascination with velocity, American icons, machine forms, the humor of life itself and, most significantly, pop culture. He frequently works with repurposed materials and objects and most recently unveiled his sculpture, “Ride-em-Copter”, a transformed decommissioned Bell Jet Ranger helicopter dressed to the hilt with colored gemstones, Swarovski crystal chandelier, custom polished aluminum bar, yards of LED lights, ever-so-shag green carpet, cowhide seats and more.
Several of Maloney’s works have been part of traveling exhibitions and museum shows, including 28 sculptural works created from wrecked NASCAR sheet metal called This Is Where The Rubber Meets The Road. The artist was invited to the International Speedway in Daytona, Florida for the 50th Anniversary running of the Daytona 500, where he created artworks from NASCAR parts in a pop-up studio right next to the racetrack.
Maloney was one of three artists commissioned by Lexus Parts Art to participate in a project to create a contemporary sculpture from a new car. A film of the creative process shows how Maloney transforms a new car into an sculpture that comes alive in a shipping container.
Maloney’s Banned Booty art series made headlines across the United States when it was exhibited at the Museum of Flight in Seattle in 2004. The sculptural paintings consist of mixed media, including actual items confiscated at airport security checkpoints, resin, acrylic, stainless steel and pigment on canvas. Maloney created the Banned Booty series shortly after increased security measures went into effect after Sept. 11th. He acquired the TSA-confiscated items at auction and created a powerful visual representation that is as much a reflection on our times as they are humorous.
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