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    Manolo Valdés: Monumental Sculpture on Broadway 

    May 20 2010 - Jan 23 2011

    Press Release

    The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, The Broadway Mall Association, Marlborough Gallery, and the New York City Department of Transportation are pleased to announce a public exhibition of monumental sculptures by Spanish artist Manolo Valdés from May 20, 2010 through January 23, 2011. The exhibition will include sixteen bronze sculptures along Broadway from Columbus Circle to 166th Street. Each sculpture will include signage that displays mobile phone access numbers for an English and Spanish language audio tour with informative descriptions of the works.

    Click here for NY1's coverage of the exhibition


    Summary: A public exhibition of monumental sculptures by Spanish artist Manolo Valdés

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    Beverly Pepper: Nuova Twist in Calgary 

    At 18’ feet high and 12.5’ at its widest, the sculpture's presence at the Banker's Court Building in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is defined by its scale and gestural movement. Pepper's vision manifested as a sculpture of monumental scale that accentuates the arrival and entry experience while not overwhelming or crowding the site.

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    Summary: A view of Pepper's sculpture Nuova Twist at the Banker's Court Building in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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    Kenneth Snelson Monograph Published 

    Combining rich illustrations, photo essays, and an analytical text by Eleanor Heartney, Kenneth Snelson: Forces Made Visible traces both the artist's artistic and personal development and his working process over the span of his five-decade career. Kenneth Snelson: Forces Made Visible is published by Hard Press Editions of Lenox, Massachusetts and is available for sale on Amazon.

    For examples of Kenneth Snelson's public art, please click here. Photo Credit: Hard Press Editions


    Summary: 2009's "Kenneth Snelson: Forces Made Visible" charts the artist's five-decade career

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    Ptolemy's Wedge 

    Beverly Pepper’s monumental sculpture, Ptolemy’s Wedge, was commissioned by the Library Board of the City of Minneapolis and the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota for the new Minneapolis Central Library. Installed in 2007, Ptolemy’s Wedge complements the Cesar Pelli-designed Central Library’s Nicollet Mall main library entrance plaza by signifying it as the gateway of this important civic institution. Made of steel with a soft, oxidized reddish brown surface, the sculpture weighs 6200 pounds and is engineered to withstand winds of up to 100 mph.
        In describing her sculpture, Pepper has said:
    “It was my intention to create a dynamic sculptural experience through the visual integration of the building’s principal character-defining elements: the massive roof blade and the main entry’s wedge-like tilting glass curtain wall, with the wedge and blade forms of the sculpture. The sculpture’s upper wedge exists in a state of contingent balance with these character-defining architectural elements—I always search for a balance between the timeless, the eternal, and the new, Ptolemy’s Wedge finds its own clear way into this balance.”

    Photo credit: Brad Daniels


    Summary: Beverly Pepper was commissioned to create a monumental sculpture to adorn the outside of the new Minneapolis Central Library

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    Beverly Pepper in Calgary 

    World-renowned artist Beverly Pepper has been commissioned to integrate public art into the constructed landscape within the new Ralph Klein Environmental Education Centre and Legacy Park (formerly Shepard Wetlands Legacy Park).The public art will support the Legacy Park's vision and mission, which includes promoting awareness of environmental issues and sustainable behavior, and will contribute to the park's 'outdoor classroom' objective. The artwork will grow from the design of the park, be integral to its forms, and will articulate the inter-relationships between various aspects of the constructed wetland, the park and the environmental education centre.
    Constructed of soil, sod, ecologically compatible grasses and core-ten steel for the sculptures, Pepper aims to create a "place" whose "physical image and presence will attract the general public, as well as those who are [already involved] in the arts... [She] will strive to create a timeless physical presence - to make works that seem to exist outside of historical time and regardless of a person's specific knowledge of art, one will be moved by the sheer visual and physical force of the work."
    Inspired by watching a pair of hawks circle and spiral against the vast dome of the sky during her site visit, the piece has the working title of Hawk Hill (Collina Falco). Begun in 2008, this project is slated for completion by July 2010.
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    Summary: Beverly Pepper has been commissioned to integrate public art into the constructed landscape within the new Ralph Klein Environmental Education Centre and Legacy Park.