Show Dates February 5 – February 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday February 5h 1pm – 4pm
Closing Reception: Friday Febrary 24th 6pm-8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 1pm – 6pm
The Sculptors Guild celebrates its historic 80th anniversary with an exhibition curated by distinguished poet and critic John Yau at Westbeth Gallery in the West Village from February 5-24, 2017.
The Sculptors Guild is a collective of contemporary professional sculptors “…looking to have the freedom to make and show work within a community that supports and encourages their practices. A rare feat in a world full of the detritus of pop culture and commodity-driven creation”, writes Brienne Walsh, art critic and historian.
Curator, John Yau, will be curating signature works by current Sculptors Guild members alongside historical pieces from the Guild’s collection. Works by founding member Chaim Gross as well as pieces from the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, including drawings by member Louise Nevelson will be exhibited.
The founding of Sculptors Guild in 1937 was a seminal event for modern sculpture in America. Its members were at the forefront of American Modernism especially in their openly expressed rejection of the staid conventions. The result was an esthetic paradigm shift that would have significant impact on the international art scene during the years of reconstruction following the global devastation of WWII.
The primary objectives of the founders as stated in an early exhibition catalogue were: “to unite sculptors of all progressive aesthetic tendencies into a vital organization in order to further the artistic integrity of sculpture and give it its rightful place in the cultural life of
Sculptors Guild is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City with a professional membership of acclaimed international sculptors of diverse esthetics. Our mission is to promote, encourage, and serve as an advocate for sculpture and to make contemporary sculpture a relevant part of the cultural experience.
SCULPTORS GUILD INC FOUNDED IN 1937 is a 501c2 Artist Collective
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