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THE HIGHLAND FALLS SCULPTURE WALK
TO EXHIBIT SCULPTURE BY STRONG-CUEVAS
Highland Falls, NY ---The Eisenhower Leadership Center, in association with Collaborative Concepts and Highland Falls, has selected an important work by Strong-Cuevas as part of its first annual Highland Falls Sculpture Walk to take place on May 16, 2015. It will run until November 7, 2015. Collaborative Concepts, along with the Eisenhower Leadership Center, and the Village of Highland Falls are creating a sculpture walk. This new initiative is part of a revitalization effort on the part of the Village of Highland Falls and the Eisenhower Leadership Center. The walk shows how art can benefit leadership and learning. In addition to Strong-Cuevas’ large, dramatic sculpture, there will be seventeen large sculptures by other well-known artists.
Strong-Cuevas is a critically acclaimed sculptor whose work can be seen in museums, private collections, and in galleries in the United States, and in Europe.. Her smaller works and drawings are on exhibit at the Leonard Tournè Gallery in New York City.
Phyllis Braff wrote in The New York Times on Strong-Cuevas “One is impressed with the ambitious program of seeking a sculpture that blends architecture and perfectly keyed abstraction with the potent emotionalism resulting from human-face themes…. Creative use of negative space has been one of the artist's favorite devices. It is particularly striking, for it adds intensity, and often a strange force as well…. Strong-Cuevas' bronze sculptures contain a great deal of psychic energy. Isolated facial features removed from context, enclosed mysterious spaces, meticulously polished surfaces and a certain ritualistic quality all help to generate this spiritual feeling."
And the art critic Donald Kuspit wrote: "Strong-Cuevas’s sculptures, cosmically open and epic in scale or hermetically enclosed and intimate in scale, whether constructions or cast in bronze, whether involving single or multiple heads, fuse the modernist traditions of primitivist expression and pure abstraction, confirming their originality by reconciling the opposites. They are, indeed, imaginative brainwaves of the archetypes."
About her own work, Strong-Cuevas wrote in an essay in Art Times Journal that “Creation begins with a wish, a desire to do something, to make something, to see beyond the immediate reality. If we are lucky, it will open a door to a stream of thought that is inspiration. We inspire, we breathe in ideas.”
Curators for the Highland Falls Sculpture walk are Nicole Shea of Eisenhower Leadership Center, the Collaborative Concepts steering committee, and Robert Van Winkle of RVW Sculpture Arrangement. For more information, call 845-528-1797 or email [email protected]