NYC, Summer Outdoor Exhibition~Bruce’s Garden/Isham Park-INWOOD



Dave Stevenson’s 2nd Annual NYC Outdoor Sculpture Show                                                             

New York City artist Dave Stevenson is presenting a dozen works in bronze, stainless steel and resin at his second annual outdoor sculpture exhibition at Bruce Reynolds Memorial Garden in Inwood: 

Sunday afternoon, June 29, 12-4 p.m. 

‚ÄúI prefer to show my work outdoors but because of it‚Äôs scale, this collection is usually relegated to staying indoors. The layout and intimacy of my neighborhood garden however is perfect. I love to see my sculptures play outside‚ÄĚ

Eager to bound off their pedestals, Stevenson’s dynamic sculptures reach, twist, beckon toward sentience. Each piece has a distinctive center of balance or nucleus from which its energy radiates. Joints materialize where curves meet and change direction.  These features create the illusion of movement and suggest  an animate, underlying skeleton. His works intrigue derives from its paradoxical qualities: alien yet familiar, seductive yet foreboding. Sensual shapes contrast with sharp edges inducing competing impulses to touch and recoil.

Stevenson’s most recent commission was a monumental bronze enlargement of his Nautilus sculpture. This powerful, graceful, eight-foot tall giant has been installed at the entrance to a private sculpture garden in Pennsylvania. In January, 2012, Stevenson was awarded a Creative Grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance to help fund his RAPTOR Rising~bronze triptych. His sculptures can be seen in the New York City headquarters of Pfizer Inc., the office of film director James Cameron, and in private collections across the United States and abroad. The stainless steel wall-relief Stevenson created for Lightstorm Entertainment is a 3-D interpretation of Cameron’s company logo. An animated version of the sculpture appears at the opening of the films True Lies and Strange Days. In 2005, the artist was commissioned by acclaimed DVD producer Van Ling to commemorate the creation of Paramount/Fox’s TITANIC: Special Collector’s Edition DVD set. Stevenson’s limited edition sculpture was presented by Ling to 100 cast and crew members of Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster. Another notable commission was a commemorative bracelet celebrating former president Bill Clinton’s 60th birthday. Stevenson’s 18 karat white gold design was auctioned at the William J. Clinton Foundation fundraiser held at the Museum of Natural History.

Stevenson’s work has been featured on the VH1 Classic, Fuse, ABC and Fine Living television networks, and published in a variety of magazines and newspapers including Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, People, Seventeen, Lucky, Redbook, St-Barth Weekly, The Santa Cruz Sentinel and The Bozeman Chronicle. Last fall, award-winning travel magazine, Ensemble Lifestyles, profiled his art and annual excursion as a winter artist-in-residence on the French West Indies Island of St-Barth. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Stevenson has been creating and exhibiting sculpture for twenty five years. He is represented by Galerie Les Artisans in Saint-Barthélemy, F.W.I., and Old Main Gallery in Bozeman, MT. The artist currently splits his time between an apartment/design studio in Manhattan and a larger live-work space in the Catskills.






Exhibition Bruce's Garden, Inwood_NYC

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