Current Exhibitions

About Transformation:


Transformations are everywhere. from the Climate to the Cosmos, from

Economics to the Social and Political. Transformations ignite the

magic and alchemy that is the very essence of the artists' work,

presenting new ways of seeing, making, and experiencing.


On Governors Island this summer the Sculptors Guild proudly presents

38 sculptors in the exhibition TRANSFORMATION. The artists exploring

these changes use a diverse range of media and approaches, reflecting

the tools and materials that technology has made available, and

incorporating diverse materials of video, sound, scent, recycled

materials, gems, wood, steel, cement, and the like.


The work is presented in five galleries in five individually themed

shows. These themes express different aspects of transformation by

delving into issues of everyday significance, revealed in physical

structures, objects, and mixed-media installations as a pathway for

communication.


BALANCING ACT: seeking a point between opposing forces

BROKEN LINES: geometric distortion and motion

ORGANICITY: observations of change in the heart of nature

POETRY & PROSE: transformative sculpture expressing the power of

literature

UPCYCLE: innovative relationships between the natural, the

artificial, and the overlooked


TRANSFORMATION also includes a NEW MEMBERS GALLERY, OUTDOOR WORKS,

and a summer- long ARTIST RESIDENCY.


The mission of the Sculptors Guild has always been to bring

sculptural experience directly to the public. At the Guild, we are

proud of our illustrious past that includes notable sculptors such as

Louise Bourgeois, David Smith, Louise Nevelson and Chaim Gross. While

we reshape and change our Guild to focus on a new generation of

contemporary sculptors, we are energized by our heritage and

excited about our future.!


TRANSFORMATION artists include:

Ginger Andro & Chuck Glicksman, Richard Barnet, Meg Bloom, Colin

Chase, Fay Chin, Elise Church, Irene Gennaro, George Goodridge,

Michelle Greene, Mikhail Gubin, Yasmin Gur, Lannie Hart, Sarah

Haviland, Lucy Hodgson, Eve Ingalls, David Judelson, Stephen Keltner,

Bernard Klevickas, Thea Lanzisero, Eric David Laxman, Conrad

Levenson, Rob Loebell, Elaine Lorenz, David Mandel, Elizabeth Miller

McCue, Betty McGeehan, Adrian Morina, Maximilian Pelzmann, Laura

Petrovich-Cheney, John Powers, Stefanie Rocknak, Marguerita Serra,

Emil Silberman, Robert Michael Smith, Tmima, Martha Walker, Xinggang

Wang, Michael Wolf.


Saturday, June 7 Opening Reception 2-5pm

Saturday, July 12 Catalogue Release 2-5pm

Sunday, August 10 Artists' Talk 2-5pm

Sunday, September 28 Closing Reception 2-5pm


Installed on Governors Island in Nolan Park, Building #19,

TRANSFORMATION will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from

11:00 to 5:00, including Holiday Mondays through September 28, 2014.

Governors Island can be reached from Manhattan and Brooklyn by ferry.

For directions and maps see: www.govisland.com. For more information

about the Sculptors Guild, please visit: www.sculptorsguild.org

Archived Exhibitions