Posted by: groundsforsculpture | April 17, 2011

Silent Auction Preview

Grounds For Sculpture Spring/Summer Opening Reception

On April 30, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m., Grounds For Sculpture will host an Opening Reception for the Spring/Summer exhibitions featuring the work of James Surls and Daniel A. Henderson.  Open only to GFS Members and invited guests, this bi-annual event is always a much enjoyed opportunity to have a first look at the new work on view, meet the artists, and enjoy music, food, and the company of other GFS supporters.

During the event, GFS will present a special Silent Auction fundraiser featuring diverse work by 13 of our artist friends. 30% of each purchase will go to support exhibitions, educational programs, and family events at Grounds For Sculpture. Artists in the auction have significant historical ties with the organization; many have worked at the Johnson Atelier and maintain studios located at Grounds For Sculpture. Others have been a part of our extended artist community for years and are excited to help support GFS with their art. All exhibit a high quality of work that will add value and enjoyment to the auction winner’s collection.

Take a look and come ready to bid on the exceptional art at great prices that will be available on April 30, 2011 at GFS. Bidding ends at 4:30 pm.

Kate Graves
A professional sculptor based in Bucks County who has completed numerous area commissions, Graves has also been actively making quilts and watercolors since she was a teenager growing up in Santa Barbara, California. Her keen powers of observation serve her well in using artistic methods to document the local natural and built environment.  www.kategraves.com

Kate Graves
Fish
, 2011
Bronze, granite base
3” x 3” x 9.5
Starting bid: $234
An anthropomorphic representation of a noble, prehistoric looking bird often seen waiting in the canals and waterways for its next meal to swim by.

Kate Graves
GFS Mushroom
, 2011
Watercolor
16” x 20”
Starting bid: $130
An up-close portrait of the fungus which erupted on the trunk of one of the oldest trees at Grounds For Sculpture, adding a shot of bright canary yellow color to the textural marvel of the tree’s knobby bark.

 

 

David Grunwald
“As a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design I was taught photography by Harry Callahan, glass blowing by Dale Chihuly and wood working by Tage Frid. Photography has always played an important part in my artistic endeavors.  I am constantly amazed at the beauty of our world at every scale; from the infinitesimal to soaring vistas and at every level between those two poles.   While I photograph in both black and white and color I am particularly intrigued with black and white photography.  I feel that black and white photography provides me with the opportunity to capture what I consider are the most basic components of a particular image, its essential nature.”

David Grunwald
Morning Sun Becomes Her
, 2011
Chromira Print
24” x 15”
Starting bid: $325
Digital photo of sculpture by Fred Morante located at Grounds For Sculpture.

David Grunwald
Medusa at GFS
, 2011
Chromira Print
22” x 13.25”
Starting bid: $295
Digital photo of weeping beech trees at Grounds For Sculpture.

 

Mike Gyampo
Mike Gyampo is a third generation artist, in a family of artists and educators. Born in Ghana, West Africa, Gyampo studied art at the college of art, University of Science & Technology. He worked as a TV set designer and Secretary of Ghanaian artist before joining the Johnson Atelier in 1983. He has participated in over 120 exhibitions and is included in collections in both the private and corporate sectors. He maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture.

Mike Gyampo
Expulsion
, 1988
Bronze
16” x 26” x 13”
Starting bid: $7,150
Abstracted depiction of the migration of refugees to resettlement.

Mike Gyampo
Motion
, 2010
Bronze
18” x 12“ x  15”
Starting bid: $3,705
An exploration of visual kinetics.

 

 

 

DJ Haslett
An award-winning artist, photographer, published poet, and self-taught musician, Haslett started his art career in 1999. To date he has 13 solo shows to his credit, and has had work accepted in 25 juried shows including the Bucks Magazine “It’s About Art Exhibit” at the Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, The Ellarslie Open at the Trenton City Museum, The Da Vinci Art Gallery’s “Cut it Up” exhibition in Philadelphia, Gallery 125 in Trenton, and The Mercer County Community College Gallery. His work has also been exhibited at the Prallsville Mills, Artworks, Sculpture Association of New Jersey, Straube Center, and Numina Gallery at Princeton High School invitational exhibitions, among numerous member and group shows.

DJ Haslett
Conceptual Contraption, H-2
, 2008
Wall assemblage
10.5” x 16.75” x 2”
Starting bid: $99

DJ Haslett
Gathering Guitars, H-7
, 2011
Acrylic on canvas
24” x 16”
Starting bid: $99

 

 

 

 

Gyuri Hollósy
Hollósy was born in Bavaria, Germany.  He is descended from two Hungarian painters, Simon Hollósy and Csontváry Tivadar Kosztka.  In 1955, his family relocated toCleveland,OH.  He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and with sculptor David Hostetler atOhioUniversity wherein he received his BFA in 1969. Upon earning his MFA from Tulane in 1977, he began teaching at various universities around the US; and at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Mercerville, NJ as Academic Program Coordinator and Gallery Director until 2003. He maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture. www.hollosy.com

Gyuri Hollósy
Adam, Eve and Us, 1996
Bronze
24” x 9” x 8”
Starting bid: $4,940

Gyuri Hollósy
Innocents, 1994
Bronze
12” x 5” x 5”
Starting bid: $3,250

 

 

 

 

Bruce Lindsay
“A graduate of Bucknell University, I engage in commissions, collaborative projects, and independent endeavors. Consultation and production services are available upon request. With over twenty five years of experience in sculpture foundry services, I am a provider of freelance and collaborative design development for public art projects.” Bruce maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture. www.integralsculpture.com

Bruce Lindsay
Clock
, 2011
Cast glass, cast bronze
12” x 18” x 7”
Starting bid: $780
A unique cast glass ammonite in a fabricated bronze setting on white marble base.

Bruce Lindsay
Coupling
, 2008
Cast bronze
12” x 18” x 7”
Starting bid: $1,040
A unique composition of two large cast bronze sycamore leaves on a black granite base.

 

Ruthann Perry
“I am a sculptor currently work in wood and found objects, including recovered architectural details and foundry molds. Most recently, horses have been my primary subject, although I’ve also created sculptural landscapes. Reusing wood, particularly that which has been shaped by man and worn by time is important to me, as these are the same qualities I see in the horses I love so much.”

Ruthann Perry
Archimenides
, 2010
Wood, found object
Starting bid: $420
Foundry molds made of various types of wood form a simple horse’s head.

Ruthann Perry
Scout,
2008
Wood, found object
18.5” x 21.5” x 5”
Starting bid: $390
Architectural pieces and blocks of wood form a simple horse’s head.

 

Paul Henry Ramirez
Paul Henry Ramirez’s paintings and drawings, which are based on internal and external elements of the human body, are vibrant, playful, and exuberant, loopy curls and blobs that spit and drool streams of color down the page. At once evoking a childish, whimsical innocence, the works are simultaneously provocative, sensuous, and suggestive. Ramirez has continually created his delicate signature ballpoint pen drawings on Ralph Lauren paint chips since 1996. He has had several one-person museum exhibitions, including the Contemporary Arts  Center in Cincinnati, the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, and the Newark Museum. Ramirez has works in the permanent collections of several major cultural institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Newark Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Smithsonian American Art Museum. Ramirez maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture. www.paulhenryramirez.com

Paul Henry Ramirez
Slicker Yellow I
, 2011
Ballpoint pen on Ralph Lauren paint chip
2.5” x 2.5”
Starting bid: $260

Paul Henry Ramirez
Lifevest Orange I
, 2011
Ballpoint pen on Ralph Lauren paint chip
2.5” x 2.5”
Starting bid: $260

 

 

 

 

Dana L. Stewart
Dana Stewart was born and raised in California, where he developed interests in art, animals, and surfing.  He pursued an education in the arts and received a Master of Arts degree from San Diego State University.  Early works were executed in ceramics, welded metals and other various materials.  Accepting an invitation from the late Herk Van Tongeren, former president of the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Stewart traveled to Hamilton, New Jersey, to research ceramic shell casting techniques.  A scheduled short visit turned into permanent residency on the East Coast and an appointment in 1977 to head of the Johnson Atelier’s ceramic shell department.  Ten years later, he became proprietor of Stewart Sculpture Casting in Lambertville, New Jersey.  Stewart has exhibited regularly in New Jersey since 1987. www.danalorenstewart.com

Dana Stewart
Sue’s Nightmare
, 1999
Bronze
20” x 11” x 6”
Starting bid: $2600
Beast with a vicious grin. “After seeing the Tyrannosaurus Rex known as Sue, I wondered what would a beast like that be frightened of? Perhaps a little ankle biter.” This is an edition from the same sculpture which is on exhibit in the park.

 

 

Clifford Ward
Clifford Ward is a sculptor/painter who has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums. Having been a member of the technical teaching staff at the Johnson Atelier, he has taught many workshops in a special technique for using plaster bandage that was developed by the artist. Clifford maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture.

Clifford Ward
Inspiration of the Sitting Peacock
, 2010
Mixed media (plaster bandage)
27” x 8” x 15”
Starting bid: $520

Clifford Ward
Tear Drop Vessel
, 2009
Mixed media (plaster bandage)
36” x 24” x 10”
Starting bid: $455

 

 

 

 

 

Morris Weinstein
“For 10 years I specialized in stained glass windows for religious facilities. I also design and fabricate residential windows and panels to enhance home décor.”

Morris Weinstein
T
ulips, 2009
Stained Glass Panel
22.25” x 28.25”
Starting bid: $195

 

 

Andrew Wilkinson
“My dual background in fine art and commercial art, specifically marketing and media communications, has led me to develop a style that borrows from both popular culture and subcultures. Combined with an interest in Surrealism and Pop Art, my work explores the re-contextualization of ordinary objects, where a conscious choice of materials alters the perception and function of such quotidian objects. I typically draw inspiration from my childhood memories and notions of cultural displacement. In addition, much of my art communicates a social critique of mass consumption by exploiting the paradox of consumerism and the power of iconography. I strive to make work that mimes the concepts and aesthetics behind manufactured products and that which engenders rumination on the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’.” www.arwilkinson.com

Andrew Wilkinson
Death by Chocolate
, 2009
Bronze
4” x 4” x 2”
Starting bid: $390

Andrew Wilkinson
Mr. Pixel
, 2010
Aluminum
6” x 6” x 2”
Starting bid: $390

 

 

 

Autin Wright
Autin Wright, who is originally from Kingston, Jamaica, has been a staff member of the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture since 1993, where he is currently the technical supervisor for Paint and Patina.  In 1985, he earned his Fine Arts and Art Education Diploma from the Edna Manley School of Visual Art in Kingston, Jamaica, and then moved to the United States to attend school at the Connecticut Institute of Art, Greenwich, CT, graduating in 1991. He maintains a studio at Grounds For Sculpture. www.autinwright.com

Autin Wright
Caryn
, 2004
Bronze
15” x 10” x 9”
Starting bid: $7,800
The form of this bronze may be familiar to frequent visitors to the sculpture park, as it is related to Free Form III, Wright’s marble sculpture located in the Water Garden.

Autin Wright
Ascension
, 2011
Wood
35.5” x 18” x 18”
Starting bid: $6,500
An abstract exploration of forms in wood.

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