Socrates Sculpture Park

Current Exhibition

Fact of the Matter

Curated by: John Hatfield and Elissa Goldstone
January 28, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Opening: January 28, 2014 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)


Fact of the Matter, an exhibition featuring 9 sculptors, on view in midtown


On view January 28 – May 16, 2014 at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery


Socrates Sculpture Park is pleased to announce a new exhibition of nine sculptors in its first Manhattan presentation in over two decades: Fact of the Matter is a special exhibition that explores the intimate and, at times, difficult relationship that is forged between material and artist. 


Fact of the Matter brings together nine sculptors, including newly created artworks specifically for this exhibition. Curated by John Hatfield, Executive Director, with Elissa Goldstone, Exhibition Program Manager at Socrates Sculpture Park, the exhibition showcases the work of: Jarrod Beck, Chakaia Booker, Mark di Suvero, Tony Feher, Hugh Hayden, Jeffry Mitchell, Richard Nonas, Alyson Shotz, and Ursula von Rydingsvard.


Despite a range of backgrounds and experience -- some of the participating artists are at the start of their careers, while others have been internationally recognized for decades -- each has developed an intense dialogue and relationship with a material muse, whether it be steel, plastic, ceramic, feathers, rubber, or wood. Each artist in Fact of the Matter has also presented work at Socrates Sculpture Park and in this way, reflects the organization’s rich history and ongoing commitment to sculpture.


Fact of the Matter is sponsored by 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, in partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle, as a community-based public service. 


1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery is located on 6th Ave b/t 51st and 52ndStreets 

  Hours: Open Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm

  Closest subways: B/D/F/M to 47-50 Streets/Rockefeller Center, B/D/E to 7th Ave, 1 to 50th Street


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