World-renowned sculptor Albert Paley talks about his project on Park Avenue in New York City.
Tune in to AM 1370 for "1370 Connection" at 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 when interim host Frank Cegalskiļ»æ talks with Albert Paley about 13 original pieces Paley created for The Fund for Park Avenueā€™s Temporary Public Art Collection. The sculptures will be installed overnight this Friday, June 14.ļ»æ The program will repeat on AM 1370 tonight at 11 p.m.
The Sculpture Committee of The Fund for Park Avenue and the Public Art Program of the City of New Yorkā€™s Department of Parks & Recreation have collaborated with artists to exhibit artwork on the medial strip of Park Avenue since 2000. Paley is the 20th artist to participate in the project. Paleyā€™s exhibit will remain on Park Avenue through November 2013. Funding for the Albert Paley exhibition on Park Avenue is generously provided by Ann Mulligan; Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); Kathy and Marc LeBaron; Kenneth and Constance Hess; John and Fonda Elliot, and Klein Steel.
WXXI is proud to have captured Paley's project in a 6-part web-only series, which can be viewed at: http://interactive.wxxi.org/paleynyc . We have been rolling out one episode each week since May 16. Episode 5, the "cliffhangerā€¯ episode, where we see the trucks leaving Rochester with the sculptures on board, goes live this Thursday (6a.m.). Episode 6 premieres Thursday, June 20 and captures the June 14 installation.
Albert Paley, an active artist for over 40 years, is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Institute Honors awarded by the American Institute of Architects, the AIAā€™s highest award to a non-architect. Paley, Distinguished Professor, holds an Endowed Chair at the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Broadly published and an international lecturer, Paley received both his BFA and MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. ļ»æ