October 21 - December 5, 2010
hpgrp Gallery, 529 West 20th St. 2W, New York NY 10011
in Collaboration with LOVEED
TWO X TWO
A SELECTION OF CONTEMPORARY
CERAMICS with SYLVIA NAGY
Included in this
exhibition are works by Gordon Baldwin, Charles Birnbaum, Veronica
Juyoun Byun, David Furman, Margie Hughto, Otto Natzler, Shin Sang Ho,
Robert Sperry, Rouska Valkova, Peter Voulkos, Patti Warashina,
Yiannes, SYLVIA NAGY
and Zhu Legeng.
www.bonneaufoto.com, Rodney Zagury,
Adj. Prof. NYIT. edu.
http://www.gregneumaier.com, John Muggenborg,
Nagy (D. Nagy Szilvia) is a Hungarian born and New York based
multidisciplinary artist, had been participated on a successful
exhibition at the hpgrp Gallery 529 West 20th St in the Chelsea, New
The exhibition titled TWO X TWO organized in collaboration with LOVEED
FINE ARTS was open from October 21st to November 25th.
Clay as expression is what connects the diverse and bold
selection of ceramic works in the exhibition. Works that are
sculptural as well as vessel oriented and by international artists.
Sylvia exhibited two figurative sculpture, titled Sister 1-1
and Bust. Her narrative sculptures as visual diaries. Her
surrealistic visual expression of the changing world and her personal
life are always remain beyond the multiplicity of interpretations,
something that is identifiable. Sylvia's visual senses are made of
various symbols in colors, forms and fine drawings. She often uses a
few of her favorite colors, blue as air or sky and green as
earth or nature, red-orange as life, energy or power black
as death or the opposite that of in Japan, where the black color
symbolizes the life and the white stands for death. She developed her
own universally communicable symbols based on the art history of
meanings of symbols and felt connections to the greatest Spanish
surreal artists as Miro, and Dali as well as Kandinsky, Calder and
many other artist.
Sylvia is an Internationally recognized artist, Member of the IAC
International Academy of Ceramics. She exhibited worldwide in Japan,
France, Denmark, Spain, Korea, Germany, Italy, China, Czech Republic,
Hungary, and the US. Her works are part of many museum collections,
and are present in public places: a water fountain and several
sculptures. She taught ceramic Design at the Parsons School of
Design-New School University in New York. She has been awarded for
International Artists in Resident in Japan, China, US, Hungary and the
Czech Republic. As an International coordinator she co-curated the
International Ceramic sculpture exhibition of the Wison Art Center
Museum in Shanghai.
Recently she had participated in the IAC Members Exhibition in Paris
at the Musee de Sevre, where her work became a permanent Museum
Collection. She also exhibited at the International Biennial in Spain,
in Italy, in Korea, as well as in the Master's of Ceramic Art
in the National Museum in Jingdazhen, China, Women Power 2009
Evan University, Seoul, Korea, Ceramics from Five Continents
Lerchenborg Castle, Kalunborg, Denmark and many more.
The next juried exhibition she will be participating will be held at
The Clay Studio in Philadelphia starting in January 7th 2011.
Based on a discussion with the artist
The 'Sister1-1' is a black colored female figure with a red wire
curving out on its head, it symbolizes the energy and the minimalist
style and as an expression it connects to the Japanese culture what
she experienced during her trip to Gifu, Japan as an Artist in
resident for two months. The white drawings in fine lines are a
collections of Japanese symbols like the Fuji Mountain, a tea pots for
tea ceremony, a face of a Gesa from a memory of Utamaro's painting.
The cube and ring shapes at the back and the front are the two sides
of things as we see them, the cube shape as a life shows some ages and
the ring shape is like our inner space, and peace, where we need to go
back time to time.
'Bust' is about an
unsuccessful marriage, what have been left behind, as a backpack, a
face in mask, like from Kabuki Theater and makes some shadow on
selected parts on the front of the sculpture, but time is passing by
and her creative hands have no time to delay and need to focus on her
own expression. The colored wires act as sensors to absorb the
outworld to transform into her unique ceramic sculptures.
...with Ken Wade
Hamparsumyan director of Loveed Fine Arts, Nancy C.Roberts, director
with a visitor,
back: Ronald A. Kuchta, director
Valkova, Marsha Edelman, Ronald Kuchta
C.Roberts, director of Loveed Fine Arts
artist, Rouska Valkova, artist, Marsha Edelman, Ronald A. Kuchta
Wolski,artist, Rodney Zagury artist
with Ronald A.
Kuchta, director, Francois Bonneau, photographer