OPENS SEPTEMBER 15TH AT 3RD WARD
Goliath Visual Space in collaboration
with The Gallery at 3rd
Ward, is proud to present Nature More. A group sculpture
show curated by Peter Dudek, Chair of the Sculptors Guild Exhibition
Committee, Nature More features the works of Jerelyn
Hanrahan, Nick Lascot, James Greco, Emily Silver, Julie Mann
and Rune Olsen.
Nature More will be on view September 15th to October 27th,
2006. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September
15th 2006, 6-9pm at 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn. The
Gallery at 3rd Ward is open Tue, Thu-Sat 11am to 9pm, Sun 12pm
to 9pm or by appointment.
Nature More features sculptural representations of living creatures
and other part of natural world, yet natural materials are not
to be found. This is a gathering of objects made from “social
materials” —commercially available, man-made or
man-altered. Masterfully coaxed into empathetic forms, mundane
materials such as tape and cardboard express a primal presence,
imbued with sex, mortality and the sublime. In this show, the
carnal asserts itself, always lush and present.
Goliath Visual Space is a not-for-profit, artist-run organization
established to provide a fertile and creative environment for
artists and to foster knowledge and communication about the
arts. In seven years, Goliath has presented the works of over
200 emerging and unrepresented artists from 16 countries in
solo and small group exhibitions, performances and talks. In
2006, Goliath became a nomadic, project-based organization.
Nature More is made possible with public funds to Goliath Visual
Space from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings
County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the
Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).
The Gallery at 3rd Ward draws its tone from the creative facilities
surrounding it. Be it metalwork or sound, photography or movement,
The Gallery at 3rd Ward is always seeking out the grey area
between mediums. Collaborations and cross-media work receive
the main spotlight, while innovation and humor hold their own.
As part of the 3rd Ward team, The Gallery sees its role as supporting
artists in realizing their creative vision.
• For more information about The
Gallery at 3rd Ward or Nature More, or for high-resolution images,
please contact Dana Orland at
(718) 715 4961 or email@example.com
• 3rd Ward is conveniently located
in East Williamsburg at 195 Morgan Ave between Meadow and Stagg
St. Take the L train to Grand St. Head east on Grand St, take
a right on Morgan Ave. Map is available at www.3rdwardbrooklyn.org
James T. Greco is a sculptor living
in Brooklyn. Having worked with various materials and styles,
his recent focus has been on making “artifacts that function
as vectors of power, wealth, class, politics, and sex in a world
where many human beings cannot reconcile their fear of death with
the knowledge that it is only by death that their lives hold any
Jerelyn Hanrahan is a sculptor who
lives on Long Island and the current the President of the Sculptors
Guild in New York. Her work often integrates sculpture, installation
and technology. In her cast heads, innate animalistic augmentations
seem to force their way to the surface, bringing attendant psychological
disruptions with them.
Nick Lascot, a sculptor living in
Brooklyn, creates work that references symbols and imagery from
memory, dreams, literature, mythology and personal experience.
According to the artist, his work embodies “characters that
are at once models of Sisyphean impotence and storehouses of heroically
grand potential”.Julie Mann, a sculptor from Brooklyn, is
known for reworking the boney remains of animal carcasses into
hybrid fossils. Recently, in a more pastoral state of mind, she
has produced a glittering evocation of the natural world.
Rune Olsen is a sculptor from Norway
now living in Brooklyn. Through his animal characters, he explores
“the physical expression of attraction, instinct, and desire”
and expresses the “wild and intense feeling of orgasm, as
in Fucking Lions, the pleasure of a "quickie" in Screwing
Squirrels or the sometime rough play between lovers in Take My
Emily Silver, a sculptor, was until
recently a resident of Brooklyn. She has since moved to the wilds
of Penn State University in order to complete her graduate studies.
Working with found and scavenged materials, she has fashioned
a familial mix of discordant and ragged creatures.