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6Feb/12

TOM ECCLES, MARK HANDFORTH, AND IRVING SANDLER DISCUSS THE WORK AND CAREER OF MARK DI SUVERO

Mark di Suvero’s “Joi de Vivre” stands tall in Zuccotti Park (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay St., seventh floor
Tuesday, February 7, free, 6:30
www.nyfa.org
www.stormking.org

For more than half a century, Chinese-born American artist Mark di Suvero has been creating sculptural works using wood and steel beams, focusing on large-scale pieces such as “Joi de Vivre” that occupies Zuccotti Park, “Yoga” in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and a number of installations at Storm King Art Center. Last summer di Suvero, who led the transformation of a Long Island City landfill into the beautiful Socrates Sculpture Park twenty-five years ago, had an impressive exhibit of works across Governors Island, and he regularly shows a massive piece inside the Paula Cooper Gallery in Chelsea. On February 7 at the New York Foundation for the Arts, curator extraordinaire Tom Eccles of Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies, Miami-based site-specific sculptor Mark Handforth, and art critic and historian Irving Sandler will discuss di Suvero and his oeuvre, placing his work in sociocultural and artistic context.

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