Garden City, NY - September 12, 2016 - Featuring the works of sculptors Miggy Buck, Chris Esposito, Matt Greco, Tamiko Kawata, Thea Lanzisero, Niki Lederer, and Lorryn Moore, Adelphi Exhibitions is excited to present the 2016-18 Outdoor Sculpture Biennial. The dynamic sculptures are located throughout the greenery of the charming 75-acre campus. This public exhibition will be on display through May 31, 2018. All are welcome to attend the reception on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., beginning in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lobby. A walking tour of the work with the sculptors, accompanied by al fresco refreshments, will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.
A recurrent theme in this biennial is the use of recycled materials. From Niki Lederer’s colorful works made of found repurposed plastic bottles, to Miggy Buck’s triangular abstracted figures made of repurposed wood, glass, and steel. The artist collaboration Damfino, made up of Chris Esposito and Matt Greco, primarily work with materials on hand, culled from city streets and waste bins, materials that have an inherit history. Their SS Damfino is made entirely by hand of wooden shipping pallets, reclaimed wood, and recycled materials. This artist duo has an additional sculpture in the biennial entitled Everybody Wants One as well as a solo piece from Chris Esposito entitled Barrier No.6.
The pensive installation Grove by Tamiko Kawata is constructed of safety pins. The 90 spiral sculptures are nestled freely throughout the south side of the Levermore lawn. Thea Lanzisero’s quirky organic forms are made from welded steel and are meant to reference the mechanical and physical bonds that form the human experience. Adelphi Exhibitions is also proud to include Adelphi alumna Lorryn Moore’s For The Adelphi Bunnies, in the school colors brown and gold, these Peeps-like figures have already received the title of ‘unofficial mascot’.
A corresponding exhibition will be on view in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery from Sunday, August 28 through Sunday, September 25, 2016. This Biennial Highlights exhibition will feature the behind the scenes workings of the installations.
The combination of unique art and magnificent pathways, allows art enthusiasts and other viewers to enjoy each piece as it interacts with its surroundings on the Adelphi campus. Through the changing seasons, these impressive outdoor constructions communicate and age with their environment. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit here. The Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 11:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. Find us on social media: Facebook and Twitter/Instagram.
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