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
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
Upcycle: innovative relationships between the natural, the
artificial, and the overlooked
Transformation also includes:
- New Members Gallery
- Outdoor Works,
- 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