“RESILIENCE” Sculpture Exhibition Debuts At The Galerie House Of Art & Design

ABC Stone, in partnership with the New York Academy of Art and curator Peter Drake, is proud to announce the tenth annual sculpture exhibition in celebration of The Carrara Merit Residency Scholarship. RESILIENCE will be presented for one-night-only on August 19th. The selling exhibition will feature 25 sculptures from 16 artists and provides a necessary and ongoing platform for the amplification of a culturally and ethnically diverse group of artists which reflects the world through their distinct lenses. The pieces will be grouped thematically and curated into separate vignettes as a comment on society and the state of our world today. As in previous years, the works on view will be augmented by performance art, music, and interactive video elements. At the conclusion of the exhibition, many of the pieces will remain on view at ABC’s Chelsea location in NYC and will be available for sale through ABC.

“We wanted to honor the artists from 2019 as well as those who were chosen for 2020 but haven’t yet gone to Carrara due to the pandemic,” shares Lyndsey Belle Tyler, VP of Marketing + Creative Director of ABC Stone. “It was important to do it in a way that felt safe yet glamourous and celebratory in the vein of exhibitions we’ve hosted in the past, so it really made sense to do it outdoors on this pristine property at the Galerie House of Art & Design.”

In continuing the exhibition series and the Carrara Residency program, ABC aims to honor its ongoing commitment to promoting and sustaining the use of stone in artistic practice and play a role in the continuance of this millenia-old art form. Now in its 11th year, the Carrara Residency Merit Scholarship is among the most popular Residencies and garners the most diverse pool of applicants among the MFA students at the New York Academy of Art. The honorees are selected by a group of architects, designers, artists, and magazine editors who meet with and interview each applicant in person.

Sculptures by current and former NYAA students and Carrara residents will be on view alongside work from established artists such as Richard Dupont, Barbara Segal, Oriano Galloni, Victor Diaz, Nazareno Biondo, Lesley Dill, and others. Guests will be invited to wander through the lush, six-acre property that has been transformed into an other-worldly, sculpture-infused labyrinth.

“Among the highs and lows of the past year I am most proud of my students, friends, and colleagues who continued against all odds to be creative, productive, and inventive in their studios,” said Peter Drake, Curator and Provost at NYAA. “It is to all the steadfast creatives that RESILIENCE is dedicated.”

Photography courtesy of ABC Stone.

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