Foreman Gallery/Hartwick College
In the first show of a two-year celebration of Sculpture Space’s 30th anniversary, curator Terry Slade recognized established artists Richard Friedberg and John von Bergen for their vision in founding this international sculpture residency program, as well as for their mastery of sculpture. Friedberg’s metal and mixed media work of elegant shapes and sharp lines creates patterns of movement that reflect the inherent qualities of the materials. Von Bergen expertly manipulates classic materials, steel and bronze, to create tactile forms that make these materials seem light. Three emerging artists represented the most recent residents at Sculpture Space. Patrick Cuffe’s haunting and austere laminated wood installation of oversized waterworks makes use of space and exquisitely crafted materials. Beatrice Drysdale presents an ephemeral yet architectural paper installation that transforms space, reacts to its environment and alters one’s perception of the room. Aimee Tarasek’s sensitively shaped laminated wood was reminiscent of drawings in space, in this elegant cameo show. Panel Discussion: With Sculpture Space co-founders, Richard Friedberg and John von Bergen, Friday 3, March, 2006.