EAF11: 2011 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition

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Installation view of EAF11
Pangs of Self Awareness (You are the one with a decided perception), 2011 Steel, Plastic, Rigid Urethane Foam, Resin, Stainless Steel, Etc 300 X 480 X 120 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Broken Cherries, 2011 Mixed Media 216 X 480 X 192 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Salad Days, 2011 Acrylic, Found Objects, Paint Installed Dimensions Variable © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Rock Star, 2011 Wood, Styrofoam, Acrylic Resin And Paint 84 X 36 X 36 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Paneling, 2011 Uv Ink On Vacuum Formed Pvc 120 X 360 X 12 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Marbleous, 2011 Used Furniture, Faux Marble Vinyl Tiles Dimensions Variable © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Black Tide Tower, 2011 16 Gallon Steel Barrel And Enamel 216 X 14.25 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
In Every Wall There is a Door (for Pav), 2011 Found Brick, Wood And Concrete 84 X 132 X 8 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
The Soft Finds a Central Position, 2011 Concrete 51 X 32 X 47 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Straps, 2011 Steel, Concrete, Wood, Straps, Exterior Paint And Resin 149 X 52 X 74 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Hades, 2011 Bronze 116 X 16 X 16 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Brocken, 2011 Concrete, Pigment And Steel 96 X 48 X 96 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
The Gusher, 2011 Found Ceramics, Grout And Concrete 101 X 75 X 75 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Das Grau (medium platform), 2011 Digital Print On Vinyl, Painted Wood And Rope 120 X 96 X 96 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Giraffe, 2010 Polished Aluminum 96 X 25 X 64 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Don't Worry about Buildings and Food, 2011 Wood And Salvaged Construction Materials, Polystyrene, Eifs Synthetic Stucco, Concrete And Paint Dimensions Variable © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Disenchanted Forest, August 2011 Buffalo: Concrete, Geodes, Variegated Gold Leaf, Wood And Chicken Wire Unicorn: Ceramic, Glaze And Platinum Gold Luster 186 X 36 X 144 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Best Of All Possible Worlds, 2011 Mixed Media 114 X 240 X 660 Inches © Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
Pre-Extraordinarily-Multivalent-Environment, 2011 Enamel Coated Steel And Plexiglass 88 X 96 X 96 Inches © 2011. Photo by Bilyana Dimitrova
EAF11: 2011 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition

3201 Vernon Boulevard (at Broadway)
11106 Long Island City
September 10th, 2011 - March 4th, 2012
Opening: September 10th, 2011 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Other (outside areas listed)
Socrates Sculpture Park is open 365 days a year from 9am to sunset
outdoors, public art, Residency, Sculpture Park contemporary, Queens, Long Island City, emerging-artists installation, landscape, sculpture


Saturday, September 10, 2011 - March 4, 2012
Opening Saturday, September 10, 2 PM - 6 PM (rain or shine)

Cecile Chong
Joy Curtis
Nadja Frank
Ben Godward
Darren Goins
Ethan Greenbaum
Jesse A. Greenberg
Rachel Higgins
Roxanne Jackson
Hong Seon Jang
Jason Clay Lewis
Saul Melman
Jo Nigoghossian
Nick Paparone
Don Porcella
Jessica Segall
Walter Benjamin Smith
Jean-Marc Superville Sovak
Nicolas Touron
Nichole van Beek

Socrates Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the opening of EAF11: 2011 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition (EAF11) on Saturday, September 10, 2011 (2-6pm), featuring new works by the Park's current resident artists. Twenty new pieces will be installed throughout the landscape and viewing will be free and open to the general public.

The EAF11 exhibition launches a year-long celebration of the Park's 25th Anniversary. After a five-year expansion of two additional artists per year, the EAF11 exhibition also marks the first annual initiative to support twenty artists. The 2011 fellows are: Cecile Chong, Joy Curtis, Nadja Frank, Ben Godward, Darren Goins, Ethan Greenbaum, Jesse A. Greenberg, Rachel Higgins, Roxanne Jackson, Hong Seon Jang, Jason Clay Lewis, Saul Melman, Jo Nigoghossian, Nick Paparone, Don Porcella, Jessica Segall, Walter Benjamin Smith, Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, Nicolas Touron, and Nichole van Beek.

Fellowship artists are awarded a grant and a residency in the Park's outdoor studio and are also provided with technical support and access to tools, materials, and equipment to facilitate the production of new sculptures for exhibition in the Park. The artists develop their projects throughout the summer in the open studio and on site in the landscape, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the creation of the works that are then installed in the Park. Representing a broad range of materials, working methods and subject matter, the diverse sculptural works in this exhibition are presented against the spectacular waterfront view of the Manhattan skyline.

Emerging Artist Fellows are selected annually through an open application process and reviewed by a committee comprised of past EAF recipients; established artists who have shown a commitment to mentoring and advocating for younger artists; as well a writers, gallerists, and curators who have special knowledge of contemporary art. The 2011 Advisory Committee members were: Erin Donnelly, Special Projects Consultant for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Exhibition Coordinator and Curator for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) Art & Law Residency Program; David Brooks, 2009 EAF recipient; Dan Byers, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art; Scott Zieher, published poet and co-owner and director of ZieherSmith gallery.


This exhibition is made possible by the dedication and support of our volunteers and friends and by the generosity of: Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund, The Dedalus Foundation, Mark di Suvero, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Agnes Gund, Jerome Foundation, The Peter T. Joseph Foundation, Gabrielle H. Reem M.D. and Herbert J. Kayden M.D., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Ivana Mestrovic, The New York Community Trust, Brooke Kamin Rapaport and Richard A. Rapaport, Louise and Leonard Riggio, Silvercup Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and by public funds from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Peter F. Vallone Jr., and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Adrian Benepe.