Nolan Park, Building 19, Governors Island, NY
May 24- September 28, 2014
Saturday, June 7 Opening Reception 2-5pm
Sunday, July 12 Catalogue Release 2-5pm
Sunday, August 10 Artists’ Talk 2-5pm
Sunday, September 28 Closing Reception 2-5pm
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, 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, George Woodridge.
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