Birds, indoors and out, are filling the month of May from the Broadway Mall Association’s Birds on Broadway to The Garment District Alliance new exhibition, The first, and last, of their kind: Endlings, by artist Laurie Carretta Scupp.
Influenced by fairytales, folklore and nature, Scupp’s artwork presents the archetypal imagery from these fanciful and sometimes dark stories for further interpretation by the viewer.
“Laurie’s fantastic one-of-a-kind creations embody the Garment District’s vibrant and imaginative character,” said Barbara A. Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance. “We’re proud to showcase this talented artist through our Garment District Space for Public Art program, and we encourage local New Yorkers and visitors to take in this intriguing springtime exhibition!”
Through Endlings, Scupp strives to embody the personalities of the avian actors she observes in her backyard from her studio as they engage in seemingly operatic dramas and comedies. She is inspired by the birds’ fluttering of wings, the cacophony of their songs, and their abrupt flights and landings. Each unique work is a three-dimensional representation of a specific character within these springtime sagas to which Scupp is the audience. The earthiness of the clay as a medium reflects the nature and spirit of birds, acknowledgement of environmental responsibilities, and a celebration of the intrinsic beauty in which these subjects both embody and inspire.
Laurie Carretta Scupp: The first, and last, of their kinds: Endlings is presented by The Garment District Alliance in its program, Space for Public Art. In addition, the Alliance presents Art on The Plazas and an annual Arts Festival.
We’ve found some exciting exhibitions occupying window space throughout the City ~ very difficult to take photo’s of without glare, reflections and streaks, and so ~ once again, as we did with A Day in the Life of Seneca Village and Who’s Your Hero (artist on both, Sara Bunn), it must be mentioned that our images don’t do justice to the intricate beauty of this artwork.
Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, Laurie Carretta Scupp: The first, and last, of their kinds: Endlings, will be on view through June 28, 2019.
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