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Thirty years ago a group of sculptors got together to share their individual visions.
They opened 14 SCULPTORS GALLERY at 75 Thompson Street in SOHO, creating a forum for
experimental sculpture, free from the constraints of a commercial viewpoint. In 1996 this
group of professionals decided to leave their fixed exhibition space and to redirect their
energies into a variety of new venues. Getting grants and having traveling exhibitions at
galleries, universities and colleges as well as public spaces accomplished this.
14 SCULPTORS now embraces McLEVY PARK. This Park is a sculptural blend of trees, grass, bushes, asphalt and color designed to create a sense of peace and harmony. The addition of ten 3 -dimensional sculptures created from diverse materials serves to further make the Park into a wonderful place to be.
As you stroll past the wonders of nature, you come upon the ten sculptures made from multiple materials, which create their own sense of position in the Park. The outcome adds a sense of definition to the sculptures and to the Park. Each claims its own space in the Park and exudes a sense of belonging. The sculptures speak to the viewers while the artists speak of their own creations:
|RICHARD BRACHMEN’s “Stairway” was created as a sculptural means of access to the elevated railroad corridor that runs through Chelsea, which is an anticipated site for Public Art.|
|“Blue Landscape” created by URSULA CLARK evokes landscape-like formal gardens of the past which were part of a rich iconography symbolizing culture, civilization and mortality. Wrapped in blue, the symbol of peace and hope, the forms are thus protected from the elements that are destroying our natural environment.|
|“Humanscapes” by ALLAN CYPRYS uses geometric forms. He creates figurative images that represent the human element that dots the earth.|
|“Crossfeed” is ROBERT DELL’s machined and welded wind activated kinetic sculpture with strong figurative overtones that was made in homage to Bridgeport milling machines.|
|The “Psychedelic Mushroom” created by ESTHER GRILLO is a 10’ tall whimsically kinetic steel sculpture with an elaborate cap that interacts with the wind.|
|When DONALD KAPELA looks at his creation, “Stand of Trees,” he sees the transition process from forest to dimensional lumber into landscape.|
|SIENA PORTA’s title is Www.gone.com and the byline is: “This work is part of an ongoing series of installations that refer to my zen practice.”|
|“Black Cloud Over America” created by HERB ROSENBERG is an 8’ tall foreboding steel construction reflecting the deteriorating social condition in the United States.|
|LILA RYAN’s “Windows on the World” is a sculpture inspired by the Twin Towers. From every angle two towers appear. Some of the windows represent faces or human figures in suspended animation or landscapes or whatever the viewer sees.|