American Twist, The NYC Sculptors Guild

Sculptors Guild addresses a timely theme with diverse works.

New York City-based Sculptors Guild, celebrating 80 years as one of the first artist-run nonprofit organizations in NY, is thrilled to present “American Twist,” a group exhibition of members’ small works and installations at Antenna Gallery, 3718 St Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117, from March 11- April 2, 2017.

In this unprecedented presidential election year, the Sculptors Guild collective chose the theme “American Twist.” The works reflect the thoughts and visions of 37 member artists on the subject of America now. This work was exhibited at the Guild’s 9th annual exhibition at Governors Island, NYC, and has traveled as an artist exchange with Antenna Gallery.

Many of the works were created expressly for “American Twist” and contain a subtle or powerful punch. Symbols of America are transformed into meaningful comments on current events, often evoking the contentious presidential race. One theme that reverberates throughout the entire show is the repetition of symbols that have been twisted, altered, and refashioned to make salient points.

The range of work in the exhibition reflects the diversity of Sculptors Guild membership, revealing remarkable combinations of materials and techniques, from traditional wood and metals to neon and 3D prints. Guild members designed their work to be travel-sized—fitting specific parameters—in preparation for this exhibition in Louisiana.

About the Sculptors Guild

The mission of the Sculptors Guild is to promote, encourage, and serve as an advocate for sculpture, and to make contemporary sculpture a relevant part of the culture by bringing sculptural experience directly to the public. The Guild’s illustrious history dates back to its founding in 1937 and includes notable sculptors such as Chaim Gross, Louise Nevelson, David Smith, and Louise Bourgeois.

Sculptors Guild actively continues its mission today as a nonprofit organization based in New York City with a professional membership of acclaimed sculptors of diverse aesthetics. The primary goal of the organization remains the promotion of sculpture and sculptors through exhibitions and educational outreach programs.

Featured Artists:
Ginger Andro and Chuck Glicksman, June Ahrens, Mark Attebery, Caroline Bergonzi, Meg Bloom, Gilbert Boro, Colin Chase, Irene Christensen, Marilyn Davidson, Irene Gennaro, Janet Goldner, Michelle Greene, Lannie Hart, Sarah Haviland, Paul Higham, Lucy Hodgson, Eve Ingalls, Stephen Keltner, Brigid Kennedy, Elizabeth Knowles, Pavel Kraus, Coral Penelope Lambert, Thea Lanzisero, Eric Laxman, Conrad Levenson, Elaine Lorenz, Gay Malin, Vera Manzi-Schacht, Elizabeth McCue, Betty McGeehan, Lisa E. Nanni, Diane Pepe, Sawyer Rose, Margherita Serra, Alvin Sher, and Michael Wolf

On view: March 11- April 2, 2017
Opening Reception: March 11, 6-10pm
Daily hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-5