Sunday, September 25, 2011

High Altitude Sculpture: A Residency 3D Foundation - Verbier, Switzerland


3D Foundation, Verbier Switzerland

September 6th - October 15th.

Artists Reception Friday September 23rd 5:30- 6:30.

Manchester - Derryfield art teacher and sculptor Andy Moerlein from Bow, NH, and Donna Dodson, a sculptor and frequent collaborator from Boston, MA have recently completed a Sculpture Park Residency in Verbier, Switzerland.

HIGH ALTITUDE SCULPTURE - A RESIDENCY is an exhibit of water colors, drawings, photos of their work as well as images of the work produced by the 7 artists in residence in Switzerland. For five weeks, (May 21 - June 25, 2011) a roster of emerging and critically acclaimed Swiss, British and American artists were invited to create a museum without walls in the high Alps overlooking Verbier Switzerland. Verbier is a world class destination for skiing, snow boarding, and alpine hiking and is the home of the Verbier Classical Music Festival. The artists participating in the residency include Gregory Coates, Musa Hixson, Timothy Holmes, Zak Ove and Kiki Thompson. Will Ryman, Andre Raboud, Edouard Faro, Etienne Krahenbuhl, Nathalie Delhaye and Josette Taramarcaz also loaned monumental sculptures to the first high altitude sculpture park exhibition.

The creative challenge Dodson, Moerlein, and the other artists addressed was suggested by Paul Goodwin, Curator to Tate Britain, “New Monumentalism: art, nature and community.” Using views of the mountains where the sculpture park is located as a creative departure point, the residency was designed to be an incubator for ideas and creativity amongst the artists. The purpose of the residency is to create an international contemporary art dialogue between the artists and the local community. Over a five week working residency the artists shared their work in public talks, taught their methods and creative approaches to local children, and built a substantial permanent sculpture.

In conjunction with this exhibit there will be a panel discussion on Saturday October 15th, 2011, 2-4pm in The Derryfield School’s Lyceum:

International Art Residencies and Symposia - A Panel Discussion

at The Derryfield School 2108 River Road Manchester NH 03304 USA

Individual artists with international experiences will share images of their work and discuss the experience of living in a unique environment and creating work in situ in a foreign country. Directors of International programs will introduce their programs and philosophic goals. An internationally recognized artist/curator will facilitate a conversation on art making in a cross-cultural/site specific context.

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High Altitude Sculpture

Photos of the Verbier 3D Foundation Residency participants with their work, Founders Madeleine Paternot and Kiki Thompson, Curator Paul Goodwin as well as related statements and brief bios of all.

High Altitude Sculpture

Donna Dodson's wood "White Stork", a photo of Baby Bringer in Verbier Switzerland and a grouping of watercolors and drawing studies from the 2011 Verbier 3D Foundation Sculpture Residency.

High Altitude Sculpture

Donna Dodsonin a grouping of watercolors and drawing studies from the 2011 Verbier 3D Foundation Sculpture Residency.

High Altitude Sculpture

Andy Moerlein's wire and foam model for "Upended" as well as prints and drawing studied for sculptures created for the 2011 Verbier 3D Foundation Residency. Photgraphs of Uprooted and Upended - a Ghost Print hang on the wall.

High Altitude Sculpture

Andy Moerlein's drawings and photos of work created for 2011 Verbier 3D Foudation Residency and Sculpture Park.

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