March 29 – May 24, 2019
Dual opening receptions on Friday, March 29, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., with Adam Shirley
The Artist Talks: Phillip Scarpone, 6:15 p.m. in the Euclid Avenue Gallery
The Artist Talks: Adam Shirley, 7 p.m. in the Main Gallery
“I’m very excited to be chosen for the W2S program and to work alongside an institution with a long history of supporting emerging, mid career and established artists working in the realm of sculpture. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to prepare and present a solo exhibition at The Sculpture Center and to the positive momentum it will provide my studio practice over the next year.” – Scarpone on his participation in W2S.
“Many aspects of our daily lives are shaped largely by decisions made outside of our immediate control. These impacts can be found in the design of architecture, public space, capital interests and political control. My practice is rooted in an interrogation and response to aesthetic systems of control found within the United States architectural landscape. I’m drawn to researching structures used as confinement and separation that manifest subversion and social impact. Imbedded with strands of history, artifacts, and senses of place my work exists as installations, discrete sculptural objects, and photography; vehicles producing a response to these systems. My interest is to heighten awareness of the charged aesthetics, shifts, and nuances in our daily lives to highlight our often incongruous experiences of it.”
Phillip Scarpone, a Philadelphia based artist, received his MFA with distinction from The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, and his BFA from the University of Delaware. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in cities such as Washington, D.C., New York City, Brooklyn, Austin, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Richmond, St. Louis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Taipei, Taiwan. He is a recipient of awards and honors including an NEA Established Professional Fellowship in Sculpture through the Delaware Division of the Arts, an Art at the Frontier Grant through Frank Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, a Philadelphia Department of Commerce Public Art Grant, Miami University Young Sculptors Competition Finalist, The Sculpture Center W2S 2019 Artist Award, and Dave Bown Projects 9th International Competition Finalist. His work has been reviewed by Philadelphia Weekly Newspaper, The Knight Foundation, The Philadelphia Artblog, and Seraphin Gallery Publications. Scarpone is represented by Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia; and in 2016 was curated into the White Columns Curated Artist Registry. Scarpone has held teaching appointments at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art, The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, and currently serves as Faculty and Sculpture Area Head at Rowan University. To see more of Phillip’s work, his bio, and CV please visit his website.
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