Who We Are:
A group of professional artists who
have been actively exhibiting through 14 Sculptors Gallery, a
non-profit tax exempt organization. In 1973, in the SoHo district
of New York, 14 Sculptors first opened its doors to the public,
creating a forum for experimental sculpture, free from the constraints
of a commercial viewpoint.
From it's inception 14 Sculptors focused on the following objectives;
To provide the opportunity to members and invited artists to exhibit
original artwork (sculpture) on a regular basis; To meet regularly
with other professionals for discussion and artistic exchange
and: To actively stimulate dialogue between the community, the
artists and critical review.
14 Sculptors evolved from a group of New York based artists. Our
objectives began to expand as the membership sought to include
artists and outside curators from a broader national base. Lawrence
Alloway, the well-known art critic, addressed this issue in our
1983 Tenth Anniversary Exhibition-THEN & NOW catalogue, in
an essay where he noted that "(all) places share equal access
to information about the current art world in New York; hence
the cogency and topicality of the group's work."
By the mid-eighties our membership had grown to include artists
from Europe and Asia as well as artists from diverse regions of
the country. Our regular meetings were supplemented by long distance
communications and 14 Sculptors became increasingly involved with
outreach exhibitions, e.g. (In 1988 we coordinated an exhibition
of South And North American Sculptors).
14 Sculptors Gallery has become 14 Sculptors Inc., maintaining
an active site on the Internet which will present the artwork
and c.v.'s. of the current membership. We now look to diverse
venues both within and outside the art establishment to create
exhibition opportunities in keeping with our primary objectives;
sustaining that window of "cogency and topicality of the
group's work" while continuing our dialogue between artists
and the community.