Local non-profit organization Urban Art Projects invited Brooklyn artists and writers Phong Bui, Boaz Vaadia, and Debora Gilbert to select 8 local sculptors to exhibit against the spectacular skyline of Manhattan in East River State Park. The selected artists Kathy Bruce, Ursula Clarke, Rob De Oude, Sarah Fonzi, Yasmin Gur, Nathan Slate Joseph, Howard Kalish, and Wu Ming + Littlefish Farms will produce a diverse group of sculpture that can be seen in the park during the month of May 2010.
Urban Art Projects directors, Kim Vaadia and Martha Henry said, “Although the jury could only pick 8 artists, we received a great number of promising proposals that we would like to consider for future projects.” In addition to the selected artists, Urban Art Projects is thrilled to be working with Swoon, whose domed sculpture will raise awareness for her building project in Haiti.
Installation and opening details have not been confirmed yet, but exciting building and unveiling procedures are planned for late April/early May, and the exhibition will be on view during park opening hours daily during May and early June 2010. For more information visit www.uaprojects.org in the upcoming weeks.