CULTURE CORNER | MEET THE ARTISTS OF ONE MADISON / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Susan Weinthaler

Image courtesy of Susan Weinthaler

Take a look at the artists behind One Madison’s original installations.

SUSAN WEINTHALER

Susan Weinthaler lives with her family in New York City and maintains a studio in Brooklyn at The Invisible Dog Arts Center and also at her Big Blue Barn in Narrowsburg, NY. Weinthaler recently exhibited at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show (2011), displayed work at the Karkula showroom in Tribeca, New York, NY (2009-2010), and was a featured artist in Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House, New York, NY, (2008), c/o Amy Lau Design.  Selected exhibitions include “(Un)folding Patterns”, a group show about the relationship between mathematics and the visual arts in summer 2012 at The Dorsky Gallery in LIC, NY; the Armory Show, NY, NY (2007); Scope Hamptons, Long Island, NY (2007); and Art DC, Washington DC (2007).  She has private collectors in Paris, Rome, London, Abu Dhabi, New York, Long Island, Santa Fe, and Washington DC to name a few, and has worked extensively with individuals, interior designers, architects and corporations to create custom commissions. 

Previously Weinthaler wrote, curated and produced interactive events in an attempt to free art from the static environment of a gallery. They include shows in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Berlin, Germany; and Brooklyn, NY (1999-2000).  She has been the primary set designer for the 24 Hour Plays since moving to New York City in 1996, and has done Celebrity Benefit shows at the Minetta Lane Theater in New York and the Henry Ford Theater in Los Angeles. Before moving to New York in 1996 she taught set design at LAS in Switzerland.

For more information, visit www.weinthaler.com

JEREMY HOLMES

Jeremy Holmes grew up in Cooperstown, NY and studied at the State University of New York at New Paltz where he graduated with a BFA in Sculpture in 2007. He moved to Ithaca 2 years ago where he currently lives and has his studio.   Recent shows College Art Association 100th Annual Convergence.  Los Angeles, CA Lecturer, Feb. 22-24, 2012 Traveling Bentwood Exhibition. The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Ashville, NC,  Feb. 10th, 2012 Mountain Jam Music Festival, Hunter Mountain, NY Featured Artist, 6 Large Installation Projects.  May 31st- June 3rd. 2012 Stable Exhibition, Exhibit A Gallery, Corning NY.   Nov. 18 – Jan. 21, 2011 The Longest Night,  Gowanus Ballroom.  Brooklyn, NY.   December 9th-17th, 2011

For more information, visit www.holmesart.com

PAULA HAYES

Paula Hayes (born 1958 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American visual artist and designer who works with sculpture, drawing, installation art, botany, and landscape design. Hayes, who was raised on a farm in upstate,  has lived and worked in New York City for over two decades and is known for her terrariums and other living artworks, as well as her large-scale public and private landscapes.  A major theme in Hayes' work is the connection of people to the natural environment, and much of her work is concerned with the care that is required to grow and maintain large- and small-scale ecosystems.

She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City in 1989 and a BS from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1987. While studying at Parsons, she started a gardening business to support herself. In the early nineties, Hayes began exhibiting her work in galleries throughout New York City, including Fawbush Gallery, AC Project Room, White Columns, and Andrea Rosen Gallery.

Hayes currently works out of her studios in Brooklyn and the East Village.

Hayes' work uses living plants, minerals, and crystals; sculptural forms made of blown glass, silicone, cast acrylic, and/or ceramic; and both natural and built environments.

For her living artworks, Hayes relies on caretakers within the gallery or museum (or, in the case of those who purchase the works, the collectors themselves) to help maintain the pieces. Hayes considers this collaboration with the caretaker/owner a very important aspect of her work; she created an "Agreement for A Living Artwork" to ensure that the owner is committed to caring for the work.

Hayes has exhibited in New York City at the Museum of Modern Art, Lever House, The Fawbush Gallery, Salon 94, and Marianne Boesky Gallery; the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY; the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Schauffhausen Museum in Shauffhausen, Switzerland; Galerie fur Landscaftkunst in Hamburg, Germany; The Patricia Low Galerie in Gstaad, Switzerland; and Eigen and Art in Berlin, Germany, among many others.

Important collectors of Hayes’s work include: Aby Rosen, Alberto Mugrabi, David Zwirner, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Marianne Boesky, and Daniel and Margaret Loeb.

For more information, visit www.paulahayes.com