Sculptors Guild Exchange Exhibition
Featuring Sculpture by Gilbert Boro
March 10 - April 2
Opening Reception · March 11 · 6-10pm
3718 Claude Avenue
New Orleans, Louisianna
New York City-based Sculptors Guild, celebrating 80 years as one of the first artist-run nonprofit organizations in NY, is thrilled to present “American Twist,” a group exhibition of members’ small works and installations at Antenna Gallery, 3718 St Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117, from March 11- April 2, 2017.
This unprecedented presidential election year, the Sculptors Guild collective chose the theme “American Twist.” The works reflect the thoughts and visions of 37 member artists on the subject of America now. This work was exhibited at the Guild’s 9th annual exhibition at Governors Island, NYC, and has traveled as an artist exchange with Antenna Gallery.
Many of the works were created expressly for “American Twist” and contain a subtle or powerful punch. Symbols of America are transformed into meaningful comments on current events, often evoking the contentious presidential race. One theme that reverberates throughout the entire show is the repetition of symbols that have been twisted, altered, and refashioned to make salient points.
The range of work in the exhibition reflects the diversity of Sculptors Guild membership, revealing remarkable combinations of materials and techniques, from traditional wood and metals to neon and 3D prints. Guild members designed their work to be travel-sized—fitting specific parameters—in preparation for this exhibition in Louisiana.