Fire & Ice
110 Morgan Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
July 11th - August 19th
Opening reception Wednesday, July 11th, 7-9 p.m.
Artist talk with molten iron painting demo: Thursday, August 9th 6:30 p.m.
Traces of Beauty: Mark Making with Iron
515 Center Street
Scranton, PA 18503
IRON POURS & PERFORMANCES
August 9th - Novado Iron
at the Novado Gallery
110 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ
This will be an artist talk with a molten iron painting demonstration on the street in front of the gallery.
June 2nd - 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art
at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces
The Manhattan Iron Project
The Independence Day Molten Iron Performance (a.k.a. Liberty Iron) will be held on the 4th of July preferably on the grounds of Liberty Island in proximity to the Statue of Liberty. The main focus of this event will be the casting of a fifty-one (51) link, 1200 pound unbroken chain - one link for each state plus one more as a symbol of whatever the viewer feels is the "master link" of our American culture and society. The chain will be on public display shortly after completion. I will then cast an additional chain in Cairo, Egypt that will represent the Arab nations. The Arabian Chain will be linked together with the Liberty Chain to create a new work called The Chains of Brotherhood.
The Molten Iron Opera is the first of it's kind. It is the story of an sculptor & object maker, passionate about his beloved discipline, fighting an uphill battle against the powers of the art world. Crooked art dealers, jealous colleagues, mean and spiteful critics are his constant adversaries. During the entire performance the main character will be running an iron furnace in all it's fire breathing glory. The grand finale will be the sculptor's red hot self portrait as it emerges from it's sand mold encasement.
This is not autobiographical, but it is based on some true-ish events.