According to Barbara Segal, "Personally powerful images–elegant finery, American iconography, European architecture and Baroque excess—all compete for my attention.
Hard stone is rendered deceptively soft and ephemera made permanent. (Series: Obsessive Compulsive) Interlocking patterns, intricate plaids and intarsia designs suggest power struggles both intimate and observed. (Series: Jackets, Shirts and Bathrobes) Translucence is coaxed from stone so that light, weaving through layers of carved lace, evokes lush, sensual memories. (Series: Bearing Witness)"
You can read more about Segal and follow her blog at www.barbarasegal.com. Please direct purchase inquiries to Sasha Geist at sasha at abcworldwidestone.com.
Oriano Galloni's Studio at ABC Stone
Watch Oriano's 2012 Exibition at ABC Stone
L’Oriano’s work seeks to evoke the power of silence. These works Continually question soul and body our souls vessel. Made of Linden wood and Carrara marble, Galloni’s inspired creations are destined for the ages. The wood represents our shell, a material that moves, breaks and ages like skin. The marble a material that lives in eternity, representing the essence of the soul.
Zimbabwe Granite / CorTen Steel Base
75 x 108 x 20 inches
Prince's new work continues to explore the principal theme of the "interrupted" iconographic form from his Torn Steel series. In G2V, the stainless steel "interruption" in the treated steel is a smooth undulating surface-a beautiful foil to the lush, sandstone-like patina of the oxidized steel. This installation coincides with a public art exhibition of two of his additional works, Southern Remnant and Bore Block, currently on view at the Christie's Sculpture Garden at 535 Madison Avenue. Prince's Vestigial Block, a recent acquisition by the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, will be permanently installed in advance of the museum's opening celebration, and a retrospective of the artist's black granite sculptures and functional art will be on view at ABC Stone in Brooklyn next month.
Rogerio Timoteos sculptures have a kinematic expressiveness that celebrates the beauty and boldness of the human body.
Though best known in his native Portugal where significant grants have led to major works in many of the country’s largest cities, sculptor Rogerio Timoteo has been highly sought after by leading public and private collections around the globe.
Lotus Coffee Table in White Carrara
Brooklyn, NY (October 25, 2012) – Brooklyn artist and designer, April Hannah in collaboration with ABC Stone in Greenpoint, Brooklyn have recreated Hannah’s Lotus Coffee Table in White Carrara Marble and Nero Marquina Marble. The Lotus Coffee Table was conceived and prototyped by Hannah while in residency at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD Museum) in New York City in the winter of 2011. The table consists of six interlocking lotus forms and a glass top. Hannah created the lotus shape through her artistic practice of form generation – an open-ended systemic process inspired by the self-organizing patterns of nature.
Stephen Shaheen is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores the porous borders between art, design and architecture. His work spans both manual and digital processes, and employs materials as diverse as repurposed found objects, marble, and recycled denim fiber.
Shaheen trained in Italy as a sculptor and earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2005. His projects include large, community-driven pieces such as a 100-ton marble and granite installation, Memoria (2002), and his Metrobench (2011), created from 5,000 NYC Metrocards. Shaheen is the recipient of a Ludwig Vogelstein grant, the Italian Cultural Institute/La Fortuna Foundation grant, and a 2009-2010 Residency at the Digital Stone Project. His indoor and outdoor installations are in public and private collections in the United States and Europe.
CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects in partnership with ABC Stone
Swiss artist Sibylle Pasche gives the ancient practice of sculpting stone refreshing relevance.
She reduces marbles to sleek, pure forms, and vivifies them with carefully hewn apertures and protrusions. Simple, lucid shapes – spheres, discs, all manner of ovoid innovations – mimic the organic, yet evince a skilled and lively imagination. Pasche consistently brings forward the potency of the material – its weight, its gravity, its inherent sheen – while creating new and powerful organic identities.
Gary Haven Smith
Gary Haven Smith works with found stone from his native New Hampshire.
Challenged by the massive, naturally occurring forms found near his home help inspire him to create certain unique forms, Smith has developed mechanical systems to slice through stone, creating elegant and subtle manipulations that deny the inherent qualities we associate with granite.