This exhibit is in conjunction with A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar, a solo exhibit traveling throughout the US, which will open at the Center for Art in Wood in mid-February.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 2:00 – 4:00 | Tour of Stoney Lomar: Standing Forms at Snyderman- Works Gallery, followed by a gallery talk, tour of A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar, and reception at The Center for Art in Wood with Stoney Lamar, Curator Andrew Glasgow, and studio artist and writer Bruce Metcalf. The Center for Art in Wood is located across the street from Snyderman-Works Gallery at 141 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA.
“As a curator it is a challenge to be both developing an exhibition and simultaneously assessing current work. This was made more challenging as a result of Stoney’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2009. This monumental physical and emotional challenge has resulted in the strongest work of his career. This exhibition is as much about achieving virtuosity in the face of enormous challenges as it is about the work. This combination offers us an unusual insight into the artistic creativity of Stoney Lamar.” – Andrew H. Glasgow, Curator for A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar, traveling exhibition organized by the Ashville Art Museum in North Carolina
"The work of Stoney Lamar represents the body exploring its relation to the force of gravity--These sinewy forms, have an acrobat’s dynamism of balance through movement, and the dancer's joy in eccentric gesture. They take place in history yet aren't pedantic. His work amplifies the music in the wood. Each form is a suspension bridge placed on its end--connecting earth to sky. If our field is a body, this work is the spine, humanly upright, flexible yet strong." - Michelle Hozapfel, Expression and Content Panel, Wood Turning Conference, 1997