June Ahrens Profile in Connecticut Art Review

June Ahrens’ studio in Stamford, CT, July 2019. Photo: J. Gleisner

June Ahrens’ studio in Stamford, CT, July 2019. Photo: J. Gleisner

Studio Visit | June Ahrens

Large sheets of reflective Mylar covered the floor of June Ahrens’ studio, casting thin, white ribbons around the walls. As the afternoon light shifted in the space, the reflections began to resemble the shimmering surface of a pool or lake with ripples of water, yielding a predictable sense of calm. Suspended from the ceiling were over two hundred wire and rope strands interspersed with knotted bundles representing flowers and thorns in a “symbolic garden.” Some were loose and sprawling, while others seemed tightly bound like a nest. These elements comprised a mock-up of Ahrens’ upcoming installation How Many Tears Are Enough? at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford Gallery, opening this October. READ MORE

Crashing the Party Exhibition Presented by The Sculptors Guild and LIC-A

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Crashing the Party, curated by Barbara O’Brien, presents a wide range of interpretations of and responses to the idea and ideals of gender equity, from breaking the “glass ceiling” to political, social, physical, and conceptual ideas. This exhibition features work from sculptors who are questioning and expanding their use of materials, forms, concepts and experiences. The Sculptors Guild in partnership with LIC-A is interested in supporting a creative platform to expand and broaden opportunities for all sculptors. “What’s now?” and “What’s next?”

Exhibition on View: July 25 – August 25 2019 at The Plaxall Gallery (Map)

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 27, 6-9:00pm | Closing Reception: Sunday, August 25, 2-5:00pm with Artist Discussion at 2:00pm

READ THE CURATORIAL STATEMENT & MORE INFO

Eric David Laxman completes first NYC Commission

Eric David Laxman has completed "Concentric Conversation", his first NYC commission for the lobby of the Helena Building, a high-end luxury apartment complex owned by the Durst Organization and managed by CHASHAMA. David was selected in an open competition for artist proposals.

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OPEN CALL for SG Summer Exhibition: Crashing the Party

Open Call for Art:

Crashing the Party

presented by The Sculptors Guild and LIC-A

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Curated by Barbara O'Brien

Crashing the Party invites a wide range of interpretations of and responses to the idea and ideals of gender equity, from breaking the “glass ceiling” to political, social, physical, and conceptual ideas. This exhibition will offer an opportunity for sculptors who are questioning and expanding their use of materials, forms, concepts and experiences.

The Sculptors Guild in partnership with LiC-A is interested in supporting a creative platform to expand and broaden opportunities for all sculptors. “What’s now?” and “What’s next?”

Submission Details: Artists can submit up to three artworks with three views per submission.

Accepted Mediums: Sculpture, installation, performance, interactive, and works beyond the pedestal strongly encouraged. The 12,000 square foot gallery has 20’ high ceilings and welcomes large works and installations. Submissions of outdoor sculpture to be sited on land or water are also acceptable, as the Plaxall Gallery is situated on the waterfront of the Anable Basin. Visit the gallery during open hours to see the location. 

This exhibition is open to all New York City affiliated artists living, working or connected with a NYC organization.

Submission Deadline: Saturday, June 15

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & APPLICATION LINK

Howard Kalish Open Studios in Greenpoint and Exhibition at Long Island Museum in June

Howard Kalish will be participating in Greenpoint Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 & 9. His studio is located at 221 Banker Street, Brooklyn 11222 (the L train is running slower than usual, but there is usually ample parking nearby). MORE INFO

Three sculptures will be exhibited on the grounds of the Long Island Museum, in Stony Brook, for two years. There will be an opening on Friday, June 14, 5:30 to 7 pm. MORE INFO

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Fay Chin Outdoor Sculpture at Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh

Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh is pleased to present INTERIOR EXTERIOR, a work by New York City based artist Fay Chin. This monumental sculpture will be on permanent exhibit in the gallery’s adjacent sculpture garden beginning May 4th, 2019 in Newburgh, New York. Opening 5/4/19 5-7pm. MORE INFO

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Judith Peck INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY Garden and Gallery Tour

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY

Garden and Gallery Tour of the Sculpture of Judith Peck in Mahwah, NJ

April 27 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Professor Emerita of Art, Dr. Judith Peck, for a Garden/gallery tour, an introduction to sculpture tools and techniques, a workshop for kids, and refreshments.

This event is FREE. Contact: Dr. Peck for address location at:
judithpeck@optonline.net

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SG Member Outdoor Exhibition: Natural Progressions in The Catherine Konner Sculpture Park | RoCA

"Natural Progressions" will be on view April 27, 2019 - April 30, 2020. An opening reception will be held Saturday, April 27, 2–5 pm. Join us April 27, 2:30-4:30, to create Sculptural Walking Sticks, as part of the International Sculpture Day Festival. Fee drop-in workshop. Space is limited. Artists include: Mark Attebery, Caroline Bergonzi, Alberto Bursztyn, Sarah Haviland, Elizabeth McCue, Thea Lanzisero, Eric David Laxman, and Janet Rutkowski. MORE INFO

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SASSONA NORTON IN GROUP SHOW AT DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS

APRIL 19 - SEPT 15, 2019

Human | Nature presents sculptures that explore the human form in both classical and abstract styles, from the early 20th century to today. Featured artists hail from around the world and include Eric Fischl, Jacques Lipchitz, Sassona Norton, Beverly Pepper, Auguste Rodin and Manolo Valdés.

From sculpture to selfies to dance, the power of the human figure conveys and conjures a range of emotions. Human | Nature shares the expressive capacity of the human form against the backdrop of the Gardens’ diverse botanical environments. MORE INFO

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