Teacher of Visual Arts Bruce Edelstein exhibits his work in ...
Teacher of Visual Arts Bruce Edelstein exhibits his work in a solo show, “Oaxaca,” at BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vermont
In Oaxaca, which opened on 29 August and will be on view through 13 October, Teacher of Visual Arts Bruce Edelstein, exhibits sculptures and watercolors completed during and inspired by his trips to Oaxaca, Mexico between 2005 and 2007. In his artist statement for the show, he writes: “I was moved by the strong integration and vitality between the arts and society and the resilient cultural traditions within a contemporary context. The political atmosphere in Oaxaca through those years was torrid and vital, with teachers occupying the city center - the response to this climate by artists was evocative and bold. I was moved by the art, the passion, and the candid messages incorporated in the iconic images painted on the walls of the city. I felt compelled to quote the fugitive images to create a permanent document which could be shared with people from Oaxaca and the world beyond. I wanted to capture the unique dimension of an historical moment using traditional techniques from the region. For this reason, I chose to use weaving to produce some of the work.
“In Oaxaca, I observed how the ubiquitous use of clay, from simple practical forms to traditional and contemporary artworks, resonates with the memory of its place of origin. My direction however, has been to use ceramics as a material for building open structures, rather than as the traditional vessel. With recent work, I conceive of my sculpture as islands, with articulated spaces enmeshed and folded through the body. This represents the boundaries we engineer for our comfort and survival. As in Oaxaca we are experiencing an assault on our own social values in the US. Perhaps these artworks will help to provide a space to imagine and reaffirm what truly matters.”
Bruce Edelstein Featured in NY Arts Magazine
Bruce Edelstein Writes Article in NY Arts Magazine
Bruce has written an article about his sculpture that is now available on the NY Arts Magazine Web site. The article will also be printed in the winter issue of the magazine. Read it online at http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/global-projects/663-b/8277-bruce-edelstein.html.
Bruce Edelstein and Thomas Holton at Hillwood Art Museum
Two of Trinity's visual arts teachers, Bruce Edelstein and Thomas Holton, are having their work shown at Hillwood Art Museum at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. Interim Visual Arts Department Head Peter Moriarty has published introductory notes about the work, which will appear with reproductions from the exhibit. The opening reception is Thursday, 15 September 2011 from 5-8 p.m. and the artists will be speaking at the museum on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 at 7 p.m. The museum is located at 720 Northern Blvd. and is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. except on Thursdays when it is open until 8 p.m. Saturdays the museum is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For additional information visit: www.liu.edu/museum
or call 516.299.4073.