Exhibition: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2012

GUEST CURATORS

Since 1983, Cameron M. Shay has been Director and President of Graham Gallery, New York.  Selected exhibitions and catalogues include: American Garden Sculpture of the Country Place Era, 1890 – 1940 (2005); Antoine-Louis Barye and the American Collector (2004); Collecting Sculpture (2001); The Figure in Sculpture, American and European, 19th and 20th Century (1989); and The Animal in Sculpture, American and European, 19th and 20th Century (1987).  Previously, he was the gallery director for Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ, Jackson, WY, and Houston, TX.  He is a past board member of Art Dealers Association of America and National Sculpture Society.  He served as juror for the annual Birds in Art exhibition at Leigh Yawkee Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI, and twice for the National Sculpture Society’s annual juried sculpture exhibition.  For the past eight years, he has served on the vetting committee for American paintings and sculpture for the Winter Antiques Show, NY.  In addition, Shay advises private collectors, international auction houses and institutions on authenticity and acquisitions of sculpture.  His areas of specialty include Contemporary and Modern art, American and European sculpture (1840-1950), American paintings (1840-1950), and American Western art.

Priscilla V. Caldwell is Director of D C Moore Gallery in Chelsea.  Formerly a Director of Graham Gallery, NY, she also was Associate of James Reinish & Martha Parrish, NY, and Gallery Director of Washburn Gallery, NY.  In 2011, she curated the exhibitions Mary McDonnell: For the ListenerMax Jansons: Freewheelin’, Kimber Smith: The Winged Life, Joe Fyfe: Wood / Cloth / Color, and John Zinsser: Recent Paintings.  Additional recent exhibitions include Ken Aptekar: Recent Work (2010) and John Zinsser: Art Dealer Archipelagoes (2009-2010).  She is one of three contributing writers to the exhibition catalogue Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay, which will accompany an exhibition of paintings and works on paper being organized by Sarah Hall, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Frick Pittsburgh, PA.  The show is scheduled to open October 5, 2012, and will travel to the Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL. Additional publications include: Fyfe, Joe, Kimber Smith: The Winged Life, James Graham & Sons, NY (2011); Fahlman, Betsy, James Graham & Sons: Celebrating 150 Years, James Graham & Sons, NY (2007); and Fahlman, Betsy, Guy Pene du Bois: Painter of Modern Life, James Graham & Sons in partnership with Norton, NY (2006).  Committee and board memberships includeBoard of Trustees, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY (2011 to present); Dealer Committee, Children’s Museum of Art, New York, NY (2010-2011); Dealer Committee, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY (2011); Member, Art Dealers Association of America, New York, NY (1996 to present); Host Committee, BRIC Rotunda, Brooklyn, NY (2009-2011); Waring Prize Committee, Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH (2007 to present).  In 1988, she was the recipient of a Kress Foundation Grant.  Caldwell received her B.A. in Art History from Northwestern University in 1985, and her M.A. in Art History from Williams College in 1988.

Sponsored in part by:

SCULPTORS

Rachel Beach is a Brooklyn-based sculptor. Many of her sculptures are boldly geometric and play with notions of space, offering shifting perspectives through unstable planes. Beach’s work has been reviewed in several publications including The New York Times, Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail. Selected exhibitions include: “Gather-er”, Blackston, New York, NY (2011); “Distance Trance”, Smack Mellon, New York, NY (2011); “Towers and Portals”, Like the Spice, Brooklyn, NY (2009);”Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy”, Kuwait Art Project Ltd., Dubai, UAE; “The Paranorma Project”, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY (2008); “The Space Between”, Mixed Greens, New York, NY (2005); “Wallpapers”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS (2001); and “Lunch Money”, Mount Sainte Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, NS (1999). Beach received her B.F.A. from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her M.F.A. from Yale University.

Website:  http://www.rachelbeach.com/

William Brayton is an artist based out of Conway, Massachussetts. As an undergraduate, Brayton learned the skills of boat-building and ceramics art before emerging as a sculptor. In 1988, Brayton was hired by Hampshire College in Amherst, MA to establish a sculpture program and teach drawing; from 2004-2008 he was the Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts. Brayton’s interest in material science also led him to create his own sculpting material, Braytoncrete, a light-weight material that combines characteristics of concrete and clay. Brayton first exhibited in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood in 1990. Selected exhibitions include: “Drawing into Sculpture”, George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME (2011); “Abundance”, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY (2009); “Julie  Shapiro, William Brayton”, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI (2006); “New England Talent”, Fitchberg Art Museum, Fitchberg, MA (2002); “William Brayton”, Phillipe Staib Gallery, New York, NY (1994); “Hudson River Open”, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (1991); and “William Brayton”, Gallery 33, Portsmouth, NH (1985). Brayton received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and his M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University.

Website: http://williambrayton.com/home.html

Jamie Calderwood is a multidisciplinary artist based out of Connecticut. Calderwood draws inspiration from his training as an architect to create his sculptures, which often turn the functional form into the aesthetic. Calderwood first exhibited at Chesterwood in 1993; this is the second year that he has participated. Selected exhibitions include: Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA (2010); The Currier Museum of the Arts, Manchester, NH (2009); Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts, Peekskill, NY (2004); “Arts & the Environment”, New England Artist Trust, Woodstock, VT (2001); “Forest City Annual”, Portland, ME (1997); Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA (1991); and Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, FL (1988). Calderwood has received commissions from the city of Portsmouth, NH; Pawtucket, RI; and Providence, RI. He has been favorably reviewed in the New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Providence Journal. Calderwood received his B. A. from Syracuse University.

Website: http://home.comcast.net/~jocalderwood/

Ursula Clark is a sculptor who specializes in outdoor and site-specific artwork. Clark first exhibited in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood in 1992. Clark has exhibited her work in over 15 states, as well as in Germany, Italy, Israel, and Russia. She has had residencies in Illinois, New Hampshire, Austria and Paris. Selected exhibitions include: Williamsburg Waterfront Sculpture at East River State Park, New York NY (2011); BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show, New York,  NY (2009); Earth Works Biennial, Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree, CA (2005); International Traveling Show, Israel (2001); Monarch Contemporary Art Center, Tenino, WA (1999); and Knust and Technik, Berlin, Germany (1998). In 1995, Clark received the Pollock-Krasner Grant. Clark received her B.A. in Art Education from The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY, and her Fine Arts Certificate from the Art Institute of Boston.

Austin Collins is a sculptor and a professor of sculpture in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame. His sculpture in this year’s show, Fern Temple III, is a part of a series of sculpture named “The Temple Series” that he has been working on for the last ten years. Collins first exhibited in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood in 1999. Collins has participated in over 130 exhibitions, including: “Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms” at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI (2011); The Midwest Sculpture Initiative/Art in Public Places Project, Dearborn, MI (2009); River Sculpture, Milwaukee Riverwalk District, Milwaukee, WI (2006-2007); The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, Appalacian State University, Boone, NC (2005,1999 and 1993); “Public Sculpture Exhibition 2000”, IUPUI & Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN (2000); “1992-93 Sculpture Tour” at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (1992-93); and “World Triennial Exhibition of Ceramics” in Zabreg, Yugoslavia (1985). His work is in 40 private and public collections.  Collins earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his Master of Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and his M.F. A. from Claremont Graduate University.

Website: http://www.nd.edu/~acollins/

Peter Dellert is a sculptor and furniture maker from Holyoke, MA. Both in his furniture and his sculpture, Dellert uses constructions inspired by the simplicity and beauty of objects found in nature. Many of his sculptures, such as this year’s Tree Cones, are based on natural, minimalist forms such as seeds, shells and pods. Dellert first exhibited in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood in 2005. Dellert has exhibited extensively throughout the northeast. Selected exhibitions include: “Finding Work”, Open Square Gallery, Holyoke, MA (2012), “Personal Geographies”, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA (2010); “Pairings and Gleanings—MIFA Invitational”, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA (2008); “Sculpture New Hope”, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA (2006, 2007, 2009); and “Rudiments”, Springfield College, Springfield, MA (2005). Dellert received his B.A. in biology from Clark University.

Website:   http://www.dellertfurniture.com/

Stephen Fabrico is a sculptor and ceramics artist based out of Bloomington, NY. His sculptures are influenced by abstract art, motifs of nature, and his extensive training as a ceramic artist. Fabrico first exhibited at Chesterwood in 2005. Selected exhibitions include: Sculpture Garden Exhibition at Brecknock Hall, Greenpoint NY (2010); “Palenville Outdoor Sculpture Exihibit”, Palenville, NY (2009); “The Sculpture Salmagundi XI”, Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC (2007); “Anxious Objects”, Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY (2006); “Contemporary Clay”, Yager Museum at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY (2005); and “The Big Show”, NCECA, 4 Star Gallery, Indianapolis, IN (2004). Fabrico received his B.F.A. in Ceramics from State University of New York at New Paltz.

Allen Glatter is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His drawings and sculptures are marked by a fascination with how simple lines and curves interact with two-dimensional and three-dimensional space.  Glatter is a founding member of Brand Name Damages, an artist-run collective and gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which was active in the late 1980’s and early 90’s. For the past 20 years he has worked behind the scenes in the art world, participating in the production and installation of many major exhibitions both in the United States and internationally. Glatter had his first solo exhibition this year, Trots and Bonnie, at Rawson Projects in Brooklyn. Glatter received his B.A. from Pratt Institute.

Website: http://www.allenglatter.com/

Phillip Grausman is an artist and former Critic of Architectural Drawing at the Graduate School of Architecture at Yale University. Grausman specializes in large sculpture portraits like his work Heather in this year’s show. Grausman first exhibited at Chesterwood in 2001. Selected exhibitions include:  Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (2008); “New Arrivals”, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC (2008-2009); “Charles Ginniver & Phillip Grausman”, Art Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY (2003- 2006); “Exhibition of American Outdoor Sculptures”, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA (1995); “Invitational American Drawing Exhibition”, Fine Arts Museum of San Diego, San Diego, CA (1977); “American Drawing, 1970-1973”, Yale University Gallery, New Haven, CT (1973);“Annual Exhibition”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1962, 1964, 1969); and “Second Biennial of American Painting and Sculpture”, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI (1959). Grausman’s work has been praised by the New York Times, The New York Observer and The New York Sun. Grausman received his B.A. from Syracuse University and his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Website: http://www.philipgrausman.com/

Cathrin Hoskinson is a Brooklyn-based sculptor and painter. Many of her sculptures, like A Drawing of the Rain in CSC 2012, imitate and emphasize the gentle patterns and movements that can be found in nature. The majority of her work is outdoor and site specific. Selected exhibitions include: “Mirror Images: Reflections on/of the Visual Arts”, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI (2011); “Art in Place”, Town of Charlottsville, VA (2010-2011); “You are Standing into Danger”, Space 414, Brooklyn, NY (2009); “A Hudson River Map Installation”, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY (2009); “Red is Everywhere”, The Rockland County Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY (2005); “The Object of Art”, Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Mt. Kisco, NY (2002); “Art of the Northeast USA”, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (1997); and “Women Artists of the Hudson Valley”, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY (1997). Hoskinson received her B.F.A. from Concordia University for printmaking and from State University of New York for sculpture. She received her M.F.A. from Hunter College.

Website: http://www.cathrinhoskinson.com/

Kate Kaman & Joel Erland are the sculpture team EKE based out of Philadelphia. Kaman and Erland began working together in 2005 and since then have exhibited both nationally and internationally. They also have created a number of large scale public artworks commissioned by several cities, including the cities of Baltimore, MD; Belleview, WA; Bowie, MD; Washington, DC; and Philadelphia, PA. Kaman and Erland were the Sculptors in Residence at Chesterwood in 2011. They also received the Lillian Heller Curator’s Award for their sculpture Everpink in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2012. Selected exhibitions include: Burning Man Festival, Black Rock City, NV (2011); Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2009, 2010); DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY (2008, 2009); Moore College of Art and Design, Philadephia, PA (2009); ArtSPACE NYC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2009); Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadephia, PA (2008); Flotsam and Jetsam Gallery, Philadephia, PA (2007); and The Schuylkill Gallery, East Falls, PA (2006). Kaman received her B.F.A. and her M.F.A from the University of Pennsylvania. Erland received his B.A. from the European Nazarene College in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Website: http://www.ekeart.com/

Iain Machell is an artist and Chair of the Art, Design, Music, Theatre & Communication Department at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, NY. Machell works with a range of media, spanning from sculpture to photography to bookmaking, and uses both traditional tools and found objects to create his artworks. Machell first exhibited in Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood in 2007. Selected exhibitions include: “Unexpected Beauty”, Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY (2011); “Iain does Ian: Ian Hugh Machell examines Ian Hamilton Finlay”, Sykes Gallery, Millersville University, PA (2009); “Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture 2008”, Burlington Community College Sculpture Park, PA (2008); “Insensitive Abutments”, Brooklyn Artists Gym Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2006); “RELAX!”, Mobius Gallery, Boston, MA (1999); “Oregon Book Bienniel: Endangered”, Oregon Book Arts Guild, Forest Grove, OR (1996); and “Selections 46”, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (1989). One of his books was accepted into the Museum of Modern Art Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection. Machell received his Diploma in Art and Postgraduate Diploma in Art from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, and his M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Albany.

Website: http://iainmachell.com/home.html

Roger Phillips is a sculptor based out of Stuyvesant, New York. A large portion of his work, including his sculpture at Chesterwood, Blue Disk, White Rectangle, are kinetic, and made of stainless steel and brightly painted aluminum plates. Many of Phillips’s works are commissioned for specific outdoor sites. Phillips first exhibited at Chesterwood in 2002. Selected exhibitions include: Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY (2011); James Graham & Sons, New York, NY (2004, 2010); Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2009); “Sculpture in Motion”, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, GA (2008); Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT (2005); Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lichtenfield, CT (2004); Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY (1999); Monte Carlo Biennale, Monaco (1991, 1993); and Roche Court, Salisbury, England (1993). Phillips received his B.A. from Bard College.

Website: http://www.rogerphillips.com/

Tim Prentice is a Connecticut-based sculptor who specializes in kinetic sculpture. Prentice is the founder of the award-winning firm Prentice and Chan, and worked as an architect for twelve years before starting his career as a kinetic sculptor. Since then, Prentice has had his work added to more than 100 private collections, and has been praised by such publications as The New York Times and The Boston Globe. He has also been involved in city planning and the preservation of several historic sites, and formerly served as the president of the Municipal Art Society of New York. Selected exhibitions include: “Sculpture by the Sea”, Bondi, Sydney, Australia (2009); Foundation Brandenberger Tor, Berlin, Germany (2008); Gallerie VonBartha, Basel, Switzerland (2005); Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO (2001, 2000, 1999); Cais Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2001); Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (1993); Alan Stone Gallery, New York, NY (1984); Parsons-Dreyfus Gallery, New York, NY (1980); and Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN (1978). Prentice received his B.A. from Yale University and his Masters in Architecture from Yale University.

Website: http://www.timprentice.com/

Robert Schechter is an artist based out of Manhattan, NY and Lenox, MA. His work encompasses a wide range of media, including sculpture, painting, digital art, watercolor and collage. His most recent show, entitled “American Fauve” opened August 3 at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, MA. Seventy-five of his works are on permanent display in New York City at Columbia Presbyterian, NYC Cornell, Beth Israel and Alan Pavilion. Also on public display are two large monoprints at the entrance of Berkshire Medical Arts Building, Pittsfield, MA. Schechter has exhibited widely over New York City and the Berkshires, including: Beaver Gallery, North Adams, MA (2007); Soho Center for the Visual Artist, New York, NY; Pardo Gallery, New York, NY; Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA (2006); SOHO 20 “Small Works” New York, NY (2004 and 2005); and Ward Nasse Gallery, New York, NY. Schechter received his B.A. from New York University and his M.F.A. in Painting and Art History from Hunter College.

Website: http://www.robertschechter.com/

Kaete Brittin Shaw is a sculptor and ceramics maker based out of High Falls, New York. Her sculpture and pottery are influenced by the natural spirals and asymmetry of forms found in nature. Shaw has exhibited extensively across the U.S. in more than ten states. Selected exhibitions include: Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY (2012); “Top to Bottom: A Hudson River Arts Map Installation”, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY (2009); “Red Heat”, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (2005); Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC (2000); “Xmas Ornaments”, The White House, Washington, DC (1994); “Four Koreans, Four Americans”, To Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (1991); “Recent Works in Ceramics”, Incorporated Gallery, New York, NY (1983); “For the Tabletop”, American Crafts Museum, New York, NY (1980); “American Porcelain”, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC (1980); and “Homage to the Bag”, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY (1975).  Shaw has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Sculpture Magazine. Shaw received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and her M.F.A. in Ceramics from State University of New York at New Paltz.

Website: http://www.kaetebrittinshaw.com/

Jonathan Waters is a sculptor based out of Connecticut. His two pieces in the show, Shanghai and Spring 2012, are part of his “Courtesan Series”, a series of sculptures built on-site that are easily constructed and built from inexpensive material. Waters has exhibited extensively throughout New York and Connecticut.  Selected exhibitions include: “SCOPE Art Fair NYC 2012”, New York NY (2012); “War Making”, West Cove Studios, New Haven, CT (2011); “Madison Sculpture Mile”, Madison, CT (2005-2011); “High to Low”, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT (2009); and “Art in the Garden”, Wilbur & King, Guilford, CT (2005-2007).Waters received his B.F.A. from Windham College and his M.F.A. from Yale University.

Website: http://www.jonathanwatersart.com/

Gregory Whyte is a sculptor based out of New York. Whyte’s sculptures are marked by architectural influences that bring to mind the concepts of physics and motion. Whyte is strongly influenced by the work of Russian Constructivists, the Cubists, Bauhaus artists, and the sculptures of the local MaShona people of Zimbabwe where he grew up. Selected exhibitions include: “Alumni Show”, New York, NY (2011); “Student Group Shows”, New York Studio School (2009-2011); and “Student Show”, New York Studio School, New York, NY (2009). Whyte received his Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts at New York Studio School.

Michael Yefko is a Rhode-Island based artist and former RISD associate professor in drawing and two-dimensional design. Yefko’s works are abstract and are inspired by a range of phenomena, spanning from the wonders of nature to political and environmental concerns. Selected exhibitions include: “Newport Annual Members Juried Exhibition”, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI (2012); “Works—Ewen, Lisberger, Yefko”, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA (2011); “Avant-garde and Abstract Art”, Wickford Art Association, Wickford, RI (1997, 2010); “3-D Rhode Island: Selections of Contemporary Sculpture”, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI (2004); “John J. Audubon–Prints from Birds of America, Michael Yefko–Recent Drawings from Forest Spaces”, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI (1997); and “As the World Turns: An Environmental Show”, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI (1995). Yefko received his B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and his Associates Degree in Art Education from Holyoke Community College.

 

Written By: Miranda Cohen, Curatorial Intern

 

To see all of the sculptures in CSC 2012, please visit our Facebook album! 

 
 

Daniel Chester French Sculptures (Flickr)

Chesterwood Videos:

Contact Us

Address:
4 Williamsville Road (physical address)
PO Box 827 (mailing address)
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Telephone: 413.298.3579
Extension 25218 for Admissions/Shop
Extension 25210 for additional tour information,
including group reservations

Fax: 413.298.1065
Email: chesterwood@savingplaces.org

Supported in part by: