SculptureCenter is pleased to announce our participation in the 2011 edition of New York Gallery Week, May 5-8. SculptureCenter’s participation consists of a special pop-up exhibition of the SculptureCenter Limited Edition Photo Portfolio, featuring newly commissioned photographs by Leslie Hewitt, Marlo Pascual, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag and Sara VanDerBeek. Sharing an interest in the materiality of images and the way the photographic image affects the way we experience form, each artist explores concerns that are central to the current dialogue around the relationship between sculpture and photography. Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte is generously hosting SculptureCenter for this special presentation.
The annual SculptureCenter Limited Edition is a prestigious commission, selecting one or more artists to create an innovative and accessible artwork for emerging and blue chip collectors alike. All proceeds from the sale of this edition directly supports SculptureCenter's dynamic exhibition program. Artists who have produced editions for SculptureCenter include: Walead Beshty, Tom Otterness, Jenny Holzer, Ugo Rondinone, Peter Coffin, Julianne Swartz, Do-Ho Suh, and Fred Wilson.
Friday, May 6, 2011, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opening Reception Hosted by SculptureCenter’s NewArtNetwork members
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 2:30 PM
Fionn Meade in conversation with Sara VanDerBeek
SculptureCenter curator Fionn Meade discusses the the relationship between sculpture and photography with Photo Portfolio artist Sara VanDerBeek.
Photographs by Sara VanDerBeek are based predominantly on sculptural forms created by the artist. Many of these feature discrete sculptural set-ups that deftly reference not only archaic effigies, but also appropriated imagery and Modern design. Constructed expressly in order to be photographed VanDerBeek's sculptural process offers dexterous and subtle juxtapositions that reveal how history changes our view of images, and images change our view of history.
Sunday, May 8, 2011, 5-7pm
Opening Reception for Time Again, an exhibition that explores the language of repetition, bringing together works that destabilize conventional ways of seeing and considering what is past and what is present. Engaging gesture, image sequence, material affect, and displaced narrative, the works on view create disjunctions with the way the time of the present is experienced, challenging our understanding of what it means to be contemporaries. Curated by Fionn Mead. More information may be found on our website www.sculpture-center.org.
Description of Photo Portfolio
SculptureCenter Limited Edition Photo Portfolio 2010:
Leslie Hewitt, Marlo Pascual, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag and Sara VanDerBeek
Five photographs in a custom archival box
Each photo approximately 16" × 20"
Edition of 50 + 5 AP
Introductory price: $2000
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist
Framing instructions included
About New York Gallery Week
The second annual New York Gallery Week May 6-8, 2011 will culminate with a three day presentation of over 60 solo gallery exhibitions, along with scores of free events and programs, the majority taking place inside the galleries themselves.
NYGW offers unique access to a wide range of special gallery-produced artistic experiences in one concentrated period of time. It is NYGW’s desire to refocus public attention toward the city’s long-standing exceptional gallery programming.
Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution in Long Island City, NY dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new works and presents exhibitions by emerging and established, national and international artists. Our programs identify new talent, explore the conceptual, aesthetic and material concerns of contemporary sculpture, and encourage independent vision.