FREDERICK HAYES - KINGSTON SCULPTURE BIENNIAL 2015
Kingston, New York
ON VIEW THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2015
The Kingston Sculpture Biennial is a major, every-other-year sculpture exhibition organized by the Arts Society of Kingston. The 2015 presentation, the largest in more than ten years, will feature some forty works by thirty-four artists installed in various outdoor and indoor locations in two areas of Kingston: the historic Rondout waterfront district--the traditional anchor for the Biennial and the center of Kingston's nightlife; and Midtown--an area in transition with a significant low-income population and a number of shuttered and marginal storefronts set alongside healthy businesses on Broadway, the city's main artery.
"In focusing on Midtown, it is the goal of the exhibition to continue the development of Kingston's growing art scene, to encourage foot traffic, and to cast a renewed light on the neighborhood. Some unusual art will be seen in some unexpected places and is sure to catch the eye of the seasoned art aficionado as well as the uninitiated viewer" states Biennial curator Bennett Wine.
Many of the works on view will be site-specific, with some addressing Kingston's present conditions and others exploring Kingston's history. Other sculptures are existing but have never been exhibited in the area. Installation sites will include the Lace Factory, Ulster County Performing Arts Center, Gallo Park, the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the Arts Society of Kingston, and the Reher Center for Immigration.
The Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) is the originator, organizer and sponsor of the Kingston Sculpture Biennial, which has been continuously presented every other year since 1995. Founded by local artists, ASK has grown to become a 400-member organization that presents a diverse array of visual art exhibitions, performances, workshops, classes, and other arts-related programming for the benefit of artists, art-lovers, and the general community of the Hudson Valley.
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