Voyages, Alien Sperm Fruit and Coco-Skins

Bubbles series grande 1 work in progress

What an eventful month! Travel to new places, visitors, experimenting in new media and new works.

The beginning of July offered me the opportunity to travel to the Antilles Islands and see new and unexpected things. I was concerned that leaving for a few days in the midst of the residency would break my stride. Instead I found that the experience provided me with so much inspiration! Continue reading

Time Flies When You’re An Artist-In-Residence

The staff, faculty and other artists at ISCxGFS have been showing us a great time!

Took a trip into NYC to see some friends and shows a few weeks ago. Fellow PSU MFA Kayley Berezney’s corpulent exhibition Lumpy, Dumpy & Grumpy opened at Disclaimer Gallery. Kayley’s work is super physical and visceral and it was effectively situated in the tight, cramped space within the Silent Barn. Plus there was a metal show in the main room. Continue reading

Continuing the dual life: Underground

The last two weeks were full of adventures in and out of grounds for sculpture. Visiting Johnson Atelier, and digital Atelier where they make big sculptures, having an artist talk, studio visits and etc.

The most exciting adventure though was visiting Mana contemporary in Jersey City. One of the largest contemporary art organizations in US, as the tour leader said, in a renovated tobacco company with gorgeous metal doors and amazing art collection bringing together performers and visual artists under the same roof of a unique architecture. Where we had the chance to visit amazing artist Gina Miccinilli and Olga Alexander, artist residence in Mana as well as checking out Contemporary Iranian artist show. Continue reading

Update from ISC Mana Resident Olga Alexander

At a time when categories or boundaries are being dissolved or at least blurred isn’t it peculiar that almost anyone outside of the arts still holds them dear! Me thinks it’s the work of engineers and coders obsessed with big data and algorithms, all wanting to analyze your next purchase, if not predetermine it, just kidding, barely 🙂  Continue reading

An Incomplete List of Observations: ISC Resident Shawn Creeden

Hi I’m Shawn. Among other things I am an interdisciplinary artist, graduate student at Portland State University, semi-professional horticulturist and (deeply honored) inaugural ISC artist-in-residence at Grounds For Sculpture.

I am so psyched to roam around, research and experiment over the next 6 weeks here in warm and stormy Hamilton, NJ. I’ll be sharing some of my experiences here on the Re:sculpt blog, so stay tuned! Continue reading

The Dual Life of Grounds for Sculpture: ISC Resident Nooshin Hakim Javadi

Last weekend, when I still couldn’t believe it, I arrived at Grounds For Sculpture park to start my residency. The first two days I was so amazed by the beauty of the ground, the landscape and the amount of works in the park. This amazement continued by the delightful hospitality of International Sculpture Center and Grounds For Sculpture staff during the week. After having the first breakfast with ISC and GFS’ staff I realized how much everyone is truly welcoming and excited to help us in our journey. Also I was lucky enough to be studio mate with the other artist in residence, Shawn Creeden, a free spirit artist who is a great participant in my adventures to see the night life in hidden corners of the beautifully designed landscape. Continue reading