Prospect Park Alliance And NYC Parks Host Carole Eisner Exhibition In Prospect Park
The Prospect Park Alliance, NYC Parks and New York gallery Susan Eley Fine Art are pleased to announce the upcoming public exhibition of sculpture by New York artist Carole Eisner in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. The exhibition of four monumental works will premiere on May 15, 2016, and will remain on view for one year.
For more than 45 years Eisner has been welding massive abstract sculptures from scrap and recycled metal. The four works that will be on view in Prospect Park are from a series Eisner created in the past 10 years from I-beams, rolled and twisted to create lyrical, elegant forms.
The sculptures will be placed in three key sites throughout the Park, chosen to maximize visitor access. The grassy triangle entrance facing Grand Army Plaza will be home to “Zerques,” one of the smaller sculptures standing six and half feet tall; “Valentine II,” named for its elegant heart shaped form, will be placed on the lawn in front of the historic Litchfield Villa on 5th Street; and two sculptures, “Dancer” and “Skipper,” 17 feet and 13 feet tall, respectively, and constructed with curved I-beams spiraling and soaring upwards, will be placed on the Peninsula in front of the Lake.
“The Prospect Park Alliance has a long history of partnering with NYC Parks to present public art, because of the important role art plays in engaging communities and enhancing the Park, which is the heart of our mission”, said Sue Donoghue, President of the Prospect Park Alliance. “The landscapes selected for this exhibition are ideally suited to the elegance and fluidity of Carole Eisner’s work, and we look forward to debuting them in the Park."
This is Eisner’s third public art exhibition with the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program. In 2009 Eisner presented nine sculptures along the medians of Broadway, organized by the Parks Department and the Broadway Mall Association; and in 2012, “Hosea” was installed at the Tramway Plaza on 59th and Second Avenue.
“Parks is so pleased to partner with the Prospect Park Alliance and the Susan Eley Fine Art Gallery on this exciting new public art exhibition in Prospect Park,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP. “As a Brooklyn resident, I look forward to seeing Carole Eisner’s work displayed at the different locations around this beautiful park. Her sculptures are magnificent and eye-catching, and are sure to grab the attention of Prospect Park’s countless visitors. Art in the parks has a great impact on people of all ages, is integral to the park experience, and nourishes the soul.”
Because of their scale and size, Eisner’s works are considered ideal for public exhibition, and have been exhibited in dozens of public parks, corporate plazas, cultural centers, museums and waterfronts all along the northeast corridor in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Florida. Her work is also found in private, public and corporate collections, including the Guggenheim. She has been written up in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Who’s Who in American Art, Vogue and New York Newsday. Eisner is also a recipient of the coveted Mademoiselle Magazine award for a young fashion designer in 1961 at the age of 24.
About the Prospect Park Alliance
Founded in 1987, the Prospect Park Alliance is a nonprofit organization that partners with the City of New York to ensure the ongoing care and long-term stewardship of Prospect Park. The Alliance preserves the natural environment, restores historic design, and provides public programs and amenities for the Park, which receives more than 10 million visits each year. Learn more at http://www.prospectpark.org.
About NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks Program
NYC Parks has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, collaborations with arts organizations and artists have produced over one thousand public art projects in New York City parks. www.nyc.gov/parks/art
About Susan Eley Fine Art
Susan Eley Fine Art was founded in the spring of 2006 as a salon-style gallery, located in an Upper West Side Landmarked townhouse in Manhattan. The Gallery offers an intimate, personal viewing experience and provides regular gallery-goers with a fresh, alternative way to enjoy art through its exhibitions, special events and active art fair program. The Gallery focuses on contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists from the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe, who work in a range of media, from paint to photography to sculpture and print.
Follow the links below to view Carole Eisner’s sculptures and paintings: