In the Dutchess County Spotlight
Wilderstein Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
For the second year, the Wilderstein Historic Site is hosting a very interesting exhibition that recently opened for the season. The outdoor exhibition showcases Modern Sculpture and the Romantic Landscape. Created by a talented group of emerging Hudson Valley artists, the Exhibition again features outdoor sculptures installed on the estate's grounds.
Participating artists include:
Jan Abt - presently working out of his studio in Long Island City, Queens, was born in 1971 in Duisburg, Germany. Jan has a background in the Jazz Saxophone, Cabinet Making, as well as perceptual work from life in clay. In May of 2011 he completed his Masters of Fine Arts program at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.Currently, most of his work concerns itself with abstract figuration.
John Belardo - is a trained sculptor in the academic tradition and has always found inspiration in the human figure. His works are based largely on geometry whether in proportional scales or basic two-dimensional shapes. A direct correlation can be found between his work and Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
Andy Fennell - work is concerned with the dynamism of the natural world. His work reflects organic behaviors and translates those actions into static forms. Always being interested in the complexities of the figure, Andy's work has evolved into a more abstract study of motion but also investigates the emotional capacity and energy of the subject.
Sarah Haviland - lang=EN Sarah's abstract-figurative sculptures and installations have been exhibited in New York City and nationally in museums, nonprofit galleries, and private collections. Her public sculptures have been presented in parks and educational settings in six states, including a permanent bronze commission at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.
Jeremey Holms - Jeremy Holmes grew up in Cooperstown, NY and studied at the State University of New York at New Paltz where he graduated with a BFA in Sculpture in 2007. He moved to Ithaca 2 years ago where he currently lives and has his studio. Jeremey's constructs abstract wood sculptures, which emphasize materiality and an engagement between the viewer, the site, and the work. Seen as three-dimensional line drawings in space, the installations collaborate with unique found architecture to construct a new and unexpected space made by joining long thin lengths of wood together.
Malcolm MacDougall - Malcolm D. MacDouall III, lives and works in a in Westchester, New York. His studio is 5,000 square ft. airplane hanger located on the Hudson River with a view of Manhattan. He studied at SUNY Purchase College of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA in Sculpture. One of his large-scale projects Microscopic Landscape can be seen on display at Purchase College's main entrance.
J. Pindyck Miller - J. Pindyck Miller, a self-billed constructionist, a sensation-sculptor who seeks to create a "presence that shares a space." His aluminum wind sculpture, a central element of Sculpture Barn's unique outdoor retrospective, enjoys the sense of movement that recalls the spirit of the Wright Brothers or Robert Fulton or Eli Whitney. Movement is ever timely, by its nature. His work has been seen at Storm King Art Center, the Katonah Museum, and is included in the PepsiCo Collection in Purchase, NY. He loves machines, the people who made them, and the romanticism of their practical visions.
As well as many more! Call them at (845)-876-4818. Information on the Exhibit can be found at www.wilderstein.org
House tours are offered Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm. The historic 1888 Queen Anne home of the Suckley family, cousins of Franklin Roosevelt, is located on the Hudson River at 330 Morton Road Rhinebeck, 12572.