Photo Flash: Artists Talk on Art at Jefferson Market Library Features Top Sculptors & Experts
Lynn Mayocole, sculptor and Board President of ATOA and Andy Moerlin, sculptor and half of "Myth Maker" organized a vibrant panel of working sculptors and arts presenters to discuss how today's art experience is no longer confined to the museum/gallery model. Cities, communities, neighborhoods and private developers have all invited artists into their spaces. These exhibitions include paintings, sculptures, performance art and digital/projection pieces. Scroll down for photos from the panel!
The panelists shared images of recent installations that were not in a conventional gallery, and discuss that exhibition experience. Then the entire panel joined in a moderated discussion and take questions from the audience.
The panelists included Carol Feuerman: world acclaimed hyperrealist sculptor, International Sculpture Center Board Member; Donna Dodson, sculptor, half of "Myth Makers" with current outdoor sculpture on Broadway in the thirties; Jo-Ann Brody, sculptor, Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm; Anita Durst: Founder, Artistic Director Chashama; Ginger Andro, Chuck Glicksman: multi-sensory collaborative installations Ann Jon: sculptor, Director of Sculpture Now; Richard Brachman: sculptor, Co-Director of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC); Jennifer Lantzas: Public Art Coordinator, NYC Parks Art Program; Michael Manjarris; sculptor, "Sculpture for New Orleans" Founder and Curator.
Jennifer Lantzas: Public Art Coordinator, NYC Parks Art Program spoke passionately about the City's program to rotate artist quarterly to constantly expose the public to new voices, as well as, serve as a unique showcase for art that is not served as well by the "White Box" gallery. The exposure helped not only inform the public but often led to commissions and visits to artist's studios.
Panelist Carole Feuerman is an ideal example of one who has reaped considerable attention and sales displaying her works in a non gallery environment. Feuerman unveiled her monumental sculpture "Survival of Serena" in painted bronze with New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation. Its resin sister debuted at the Venice Biennale in 2007.
The new "Survival of Serena" is the first of a series of painted bronze sculptures by the artist designed specifically for outdoor placement. The bronze sculpture was prominently installed in Petrosino Square through September before traveling to the Boca Raton Beach Resort in Florida, where it is currently on view.
A 16-foot bronze diver entitled "The Golden Mean" at Riverfront Green Park with Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York was unveiled on September 29, 2012; Feuerman's largest work to date The City of Peekskill announced the acquisition of the sculpture as a permanent monument to the town.
On May 30, 2014, NetApp unveiled a new sculpture by Carole A. Feuerman titled 'Double Diver' during a ceremony at the Sunnyvale headquarters. 'Double Diver' is a feat of engineering and Carole's most monumental sculpture to date, with 2½ tons of bronze and steel balancing on two 6-inch wrists.
ATOA's Critical Dialogues in the Visual Arts are held during the art season at Jefferson Market Library - West Village (Ave. of the Americas between 9th & 10th Streets). Easily accessible from West 4th/Washington Sq. Station: A,B,C,D,E,F,M. Doors open at 6:00PM ~ Admission is FREE. Seating will be limited. Check this site for dates and details: atoa.org.