May 16, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA A CONVERSATION: SCULPTURE & ARCHITECTURE
Students, artists, collectors and sculpture enthusiasts gathered at the historic, mid-century modern Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, AZ on May 16th for an ISConnects panel discussion. The panel, A Conversation: Sculpture & Architecture, was moderated by Matt Lehrman and featured artists Will Bruder, Kendall Buster, and Jeffrey Stein, explored the intersections and overlap between architecture and sculpture.
Sculptors and architects share a common language, and in the case of the panelís participants, blurred boundaries between the two disciplines. Texture, palette, weight, and form all provide the words and context of this shared language. Sculpture not only inhabits a space, it engages with the particulars of its surrounding architectural space. The panel discussed how architecture extends beyond the experience of a space to a design with sensitivity to the physical properties of a material and of a location.
After an engaging Q & A discussion with the audience, attendees enjoyed the Hotel Valley Hoís Sky Line rooftop were treated to an evening rooftop reception overlooking the sunset over Camelback Mountain and downtown Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Public Art is fully funded by the City of Scottsdale public art ordinances, and managed by the Scottsdale Cultural Council, a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) management organization that administers the arts and cultural affairs of the City of Scottsdale and also manages the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
ISConnects is an exciting collaborative effort between the International Sculpture Center and other world-renowned organizations. Launched in 2011, ISConnects explores the unique perspectives on sculpture in the contemporary art world. Together, the ISC and its partner organizations offer intimate and accessible programming that addresses cutting-edge, timely trends in sculpture through lively and insightful discourse.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Johnson Art and Education Foundation.
A full house at ISConnect event in Scottsdale, AZ: "A Conversations: Sculpture + Architecture"
Audience participants gather at the Hotel Valley Ho