Stan Smokler

Sculpture & 3D

 


Contact Information

Kim Foster Gallery
529 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
tel: 212-229-0044

tel: 610-925-4949
e-mail: Stan Smokler
www.stansmokler.com
Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

I try to achieve the liberation of a sculpture by the conceptual stripping away of its identity; by bending an old part into a new form. These abandoned objects are reconstituted into sculptures that serve a new formal purpose. There is no attempt at representation. My imagery echoes within the realm of Modernism with a touch of Surrealism. I am most challenged by the process of the how.- questioning and investigating the compositional placement of the materials. My welded steel sculptures are constructed from bits and pieces of material patched together. I use discarded, abandoned objects, as a bridge to reflect a past history; arranging the materials into lively sculptures that visually impact the space they occupy.

Education

1975
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
MFA

1967
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
BA

Professional Experience

1998 – present
Adjunct Professor, Delaware College of Art & Design, Wilmington, DE a satellite program of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and The Corcoran School, Washington, DC

1999 – 2001
Board Member, Delaware Center for Contempary Art, Wilmington, DE

1985 – 1998
Conservation & Restoration of Sculpture, S.Tatti, NY

Honors and Awards

2001
Artist In Residence

1995
Artist In Residence, Delaware State Council for the Arts

1986
Invited to a workshop sponsored by the Cultural Council of Segovia, Spain

1985
Artist In Residence, Art Park, Lewiston, NY

Fellow, Triangle Artists, Pine Plains, NY

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2008
Kim Foster, New York NY

2006
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2005
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Steel Constructions, Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH

2002
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Bloomsburg College, Bloomsburg, PA

2001
West Chester University, West Chester, PA

2000
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE

Albright College, Reading, PA

1998
Tennessee Tech. University, Cookeville, TN

Stroud Water Research, Unionville, PA

1997
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

1996
HLW Architects, New York, NY

1995
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

L Acajou, New York, NY

New York Institute of Technology, Westbury, NY

1994
Click 3X, New York, NY

1993
Creations Gallery, Yorklyn, DE

1989
Ledis Flam Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

Group

1999
Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

1997
Delaware College of Art & Design, Wilmington, DE

Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, NJ

1996
Art Chicago, Kim Foster Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995
Nabisco Corporation, E. Hanover, NJ

1994
Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY

Paulo Salvador Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, New York, NY

Biennial 93, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

1992
Bill Bace Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

1985
Biennial, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse,NY

1983
The Terminal Art Show, Brooklyn, New York, NY

 

 

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