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Two New Public Art Exhibitions in Conversation

The Storefront Project: Outside-In

September 27 – October 17, 2014

 

In the Courtyard: Stuffscapes

September 27 – December 19, 2014

 

Exhibition Opening During Artsfest: September 27, 2014, 9AM-4PM

with a Hot Iron Pour, meet the artists and make a metal sculpture.

Pelham Art Center is thrilled to announce two new public art exhibitions in conversation. Experience public art in two nearby locations! First walk across the street from Pelham Art Center to The Storefront Project where you can view the pop-up art exhibition Outside-In, a group exhibition with each artist’s work occupying a window space presenting three unique perspectives on landscape. This exhibition is on view September 27 – October 17, 2014. 24 hours a day/ 7 daysa week passersby can view this exhibition from street level through the storefront windows of 156 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY.A companion show in the PAC courtyard titled Stuffscapes presents a six person outdoor exhibition with sculptures made from diverse materials such as cast metal, repurposed wood and found objects. This exhibition, on view September 27 – December 19, 2014, demonstrates commitment to material engagement while exploring a dialog of personal and cultural significance of the sculptural object.  The opening for both exhibitions will be part of ArtsFest 2014 and include a community aluminum pour organized by the Stuffscapes artists. Come see the sculptures, meet the artists, carve your own wall tile, and watch it be poured in aluminum. (cost is $20 to make a tile). Curated by ArtShape Mammoth, Vermont.

More about Outside-in

Outside-In, a three person landscape exhibition located across the street from PAC in The Storefront Project featuring the work of Phil Laughlin, Scott Robinson, and Katie Urban. Each artist’s work will occupy a window space presenting three unique perspectives on working with landscape. Phil Laughlin is a landscape painter living in rural Vermont, painting from everyday experience and surroundings while Scott Robinson, from Brooklyn, paints from found images, inserting abstract shapes over the composition. Katie Urban approaches the topic from a more abstract perspective at large, viewing landscape as a connecting element between the material and the spiritual, using it to reflect emotional and psychological states. Each window in The Storefront shares a different way of considering landscape, in the hopes that the viewer will walk by, stop, and consider different ways of seeing the world around them.

More about Stuffscapes

Stuffscapes is a six person outdoor sculpture exhibition in the courtyard. The six sculptors, David Alban, Margaret Coleman, Stephen Eakin, Liz Ensz, Coral Lambert, James Lentz each present a new sculpture that explores the significance of an object in relationship to permanence and temporality and our cultural perspective on the environment and the materials we use. From cast metal to repurposed wood and found objects, the show reflects a broad span of materials exploring the continuum from which all manmade materials are ultimately derived from an organic natural resource. It further explores the relationship between the natural process of geological evolution that creates our natural materials and the artist’s interventions that mold and shape them for cultural purposes. With each sculpture, the show strives to present an object of cultural significance that considers the resources we have, and uses them in new and exciting ways.

 

Related Events:

Arts Fest 2014: September 27, 2014

Hot Metal Pour

From 9AM-2PM, watch Stuffscapes artists present Pelham Art Center’s first Hot Metal Pour in the courtyard. Learn how some of the sculptures were fabricated by observing the metal casting process. For a $20 materials fee, visitors can make their own metal pour sculptures by carving molds, and then watch the artists pour the liquid metal into their molds right there – and then take them home!

Westchester Harp Ensemble performance

Enjoy this performance beginning at noon by student and professional harpists in the gallery surrounded by angelic sounds and fascinating art. The Westchester Harp Ensemble began in 2004 and is comprised of students who study with Lois Colin.  The purpose of the harp ensemble is to offer students performance opportunities.

In the gallery: Natural Enemies

September 12 – October 25, 2014

Opening reception: September 12, 2014, 6:30-8pm with a free hands-on sculpture workshop

Artist and Curator Talk @ 7PM

This group exhibition explores the inherent conflicts in human nature and the prevailing ideologies that influence and motivate our existence on an emotional and intellectual level. Artists: Inga Dorosz, Loren Eiferman, Dahlia Elsayed, The Ladies’ Auxiliary, Erik Parker, Tom Sanford, Barbara Weissberger and Jeremy Willis. Curated by Elizabeth Saperstein.

 

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Pelham Art Center   155 Fifth Avenue   Pelham, NY 10803   914-738-2525   info@pelhamartcenter.org

Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10–5pm; Saturday, 10–4pm

Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop

These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; hibu; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin’s Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Strypemonde Foundation; Mark Link Insurance; Broadway Electric, Owen Berkowitz; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.