For Immediate Release: January 2, 2014
SAC Art Gallery, Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University
TIMES SQUARE TIMES: 35 TIMES (2005)
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE UNIQUE CERAMIC RELIEFS ….BY….
JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 20, 2014
The Student Activities Center (SAC) Art Gallery at Stony Brook University, presents
“Times Square Times: 35 Times”, photographs of the unique ceramic reliefs, created by sculptor, Toby Buonagurio. The exhibition features thirty – five, high definition photographs of Buonagurio’s thirty-five unique, sculptural, ceramic reliefs permanently installed in the Times Square – 42 Street Subway Station, in the heart of New York City. It was commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit and Urban Design.
The photographs capture all the vibrancy, energy and high octane color, in one-to-one scale, with Buonagurio’s ceramic reliefs installed throughout the glass block walls of the Times Square 42 Street Subway station. The ceramic works are mounted in custom light boxes and are on view 24 / 7 in the Seventh Avenue / Broadway / 41st / 42 Street mezzanine passages in Times Square Station. Buonagurio’s work is viewed by more than half a million subway riders daily.
Buonagurio designed and fabricated the ceramic reliefs as composite images depicting aspects of the iconic Times Square 42nd Street area. She utilized imagery related to themes of Fashion, Street Life and Performing Arts…. filtered through her flamboyant esthetic and use of tongue in cheek humor, cliché and irony.
The exhibition of photographs: “Times Square Times :35 Times”, at the SAC Gallery, is the first presentation of all thirty five images outside of Times Square Station.
Toby Buonagurio is a senior professor in the Art Department of Stony Brook University where she has headed the ceramic sculpture program for almost four decades. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad in twenty-five solo shows, and more than 200 group exhibitions world-wide. Her ceramic sculpture has been written about extensively and is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics on the Stony Brook University campus.
A reception will take place: Thursday, February 6: 5 – 8 PM
The artist will provide a talk Wednesday, February 12: 1-2:20pm
Gallery Hours: M.T.Th. 1- 6 PM, Wed, 12- 8 PM
For information, please contact Janice Costanzo, Gallery Director, at (631) 632-6822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SAC Art Gallery, Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York