NY Bronze Artists

EVENTS

ENDANGERED

APR 15 TO APR 20, 2019

ENDANGERED
Wax, Bronze and Beyond—A Sculpture Exhibit

NEW YORK CITY, NY (Saturday, March 30, 2019) – From April 15 to April 20 2019, Peruvian-born New York Sculptor, Oscar Garcia, will present “Endangered,” an exhibit showcasing Wax, Bronze and other media work of more than 30 New-York–based sculptors, also known as “The ASL Wax & Bronze Artists.” The title of this exhibit, “Endangered,” is a commentary on the state of our environment, whether referring to nature, the workplace, politics, the harassment of women, children’s safety at school, or the plight of immigrants. 

“The ASL Bronze Artists come from every corner of the globe. Some of the work is satirical, some is a celebration of positive energy, joy, even vulnerability,” says Oscar Garcia. “We chose a theme open enough so artists could express what they wanted to communicate about their environment, what was important to them.”

Opening reception is Monday, April 15, 2019, from 5:00 to 8 p.m., at The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, second floor of The Art Students League of New York (see details below).

About Oscar Garcia and the ASL Bronze Artists

Mr. Garcia, a figurative and abstract master sculptor known for his environmental art and his creations out of organic materials, is also an expert in bronze work. Over the years, he has been commissioned to execute a number of public works as well as sculptures and reliefs for several churches. Mr. Garcia holds a BFA and an MFA from the Escuela de Bellas Artes del Peru and studied Metallurgy and Materiality at the Universidad de Lima.

Twice a week, Mr. Garcia meets with the ASL Wax & Bronze Artists at the Art Students League of New York where he mentors the group on sculpting in wax and bronze.

For this group, Bronze is a preferred medium not only because it is corrosion-resistant, resilient, and stronger than stone but also because it is carvable and weldable, allowing artists to bring their vision to life in its finest details. It takes on a delicate and powerful form, as it captures movement and emotions, emanating life-like energy.

ASL Wax & Bonze Artists (alphabetical order)

Darylyn Ayala
Tina B
Jolene Bosworth
Val Brochard
Claudia Carr-Levy
Mark Dawson
Anne De Villemejane
Cheres Espinosa
Richard Fallica
Abigail Garfield
Richard Glassman
Zalmen Glauber
Gaelle Hintzy Marcel
Andy Huang
Muriel Kneeshaw
Kristina Kossi
Jessica Mandrick
Mary Jo Matsumoto
Ilana Matza
Eileen Munson
Tony Piscitello
Patty Saidenberg
Trudi Schleifer
Lipa Schmeltzer
Sandra Schulz
Grady Searcy
Stanley Sheran
Peggy Silverstein
Maxwell Singer
Michelle Smith
Maria Stephens
Nidia Yanet Taboada
Shoshana Vidra
Ray Warner

Exhibit Details

TITLE: ENDANGERED
Wax, Bronze and Beyond—A Sculpture Exhibit

WHEN: Apr 15- Apr 20, 2019

WHERE: The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
At The Art Students League of New York
215 W 57th St, 2nd fl., New York, NY 10019

Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sun: Closed

ADMISSION: Free

OPENING RECEPTION: Monday April 15, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery
The Art Students League of New York
215 W 57th St, 2nd fl., New York, NY 10019

RSVP: https://endangered-exhibit.eventbrite.com

About the Art of the Lost Wax Process

The artist covers the wax sculpture with a mix of plaster, silica, sand and water forming a mold that is then baked slowly. If the original sculpture is large, it is divided into sections to be individually cast so that each part better retains its shape. As the temperature rises, the mold hardens and the wax melts away, leaving a hollow cavity in a hard shell. The molten bronze is then poured into the mold and left hardening in an exact replica of the one-of-a-kind wax sculpture. Thirty minutes later, the mold is chipped away to reveal the new bronze sculpture. Once all the casting is completed, the separate parts have to be fitted together, welded, sometimes carved or bent, and smoothed. A patina is usually applied at the very end to alter the color of the surface and prevent further metal oxidation.

About The Art Students League of New York

A legendary community of artists, the Art Students League of New York (ASL) was founded by artists in 1875 and has been instrumental in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Yes, Bourgeois, Hirschfeld, Nevelson, O’Keeffe, Pollock, Rockwell, Rothko, and recently departed Rosenquist have practiced their art here, along with numerous other prominent artists. Today’s artists at the League share the same passions that those greats brought to their art.

Dedicated to Non-Conformity

The League was created by artists breaking away from the National Academy of Design. That independent spirit remains at the League today, where artists pursue their work unconstrained by dogma, politics or burdensome tuition. The format of ongoing monthly studio classes allows artists to work and explore their art at their own pace, exchanging ideas and learning from other prominent artists who have a range of artistic philosophies.

Media Contact

For more information about this exhibit, please contact:

Val Brochard
PR Specialist
MG&G Advertising, Inc.
(p) 646-638-1447
vbrochard@mggadvertising.com

Websites and social media associated with the ASL Bronze Artists:
http://www.bronzeworkshop.com
http://aslbronzeartists.com
https://www.facebook.com/bronzeartists/
https://twitter.com/bronzeartists
#bronzeartists
https://www.instagram.com/bronzeartists/
https://endangered-exhibit.eventbrite.com

For more information about Oscar Garcia, please visit:
http://www.artistoscargarcia.com

For more information regarding The Art Students League of New York, please visit:
http://www.theartstudentsleague.org