A.J. Springer (b.1993, New York) is a multi-media artist who uses a combination of printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture and woodworking to create immersive installations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in group exhibitions in Urban Studio UnBound (2018), IPCNA Cultural Museum in Lima, Peru (2016), 21 Gallery in Cologne, Germany (2017), and Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea (2017). She currently resides and continues her practice as an artist and fabricator in NYC.
"My work seeks to instill and dissect the connotations and emotions people associate with the human form. I focus on innate primordial concepts held by human curiosity such as duality in nature, sexuality, violence, and instinctual reactions through a fragmentation of the figure. I’m interested in pushing the viewer into an awareness of the body and our ever-changing relationship with it. By challenging the viewer to process and internalize these ideas I hope to bring the observer to consider their experience in the human condition.”
Location: Daylighting at Van Der Donck Park
Richard Pitts will be installing two new sculptures in the Downtown for Yonkers Arts Weekend 2018 Orange Peel and Back From The Yellow Brick Road.
The orange sculpture is powder-coated aluminum. The baked-on finish is one of the most enduring paint surfaces for exterior installations. The seven foot high sculpture has a central axis and around that over 20 formed, curved and fabricated elements are welded. The impression given is of a central stem in the act of peeling.
..... the static metal stands tall it creates many interpretive movements meant to engage the imagination. The title “Orange Peel”, also a working title, begs this question for a title as well as an identity. To balance this question challenges the viewer to sense his/her own identity and title. Hopefully the answer challenges the imagination. I could give this sculpture many identities and hence many different titles.
Back From The Yellow Brick Road
This sculptures’ finish is powder coated aluminum and will not rust and will not have rust show up from scratches. The finish is one of the toughest in commercial paints. It is baked on at 180 degrees and gives a complete, even and enduring surface. The piece has about 21 rolled and welded aluminum parts. It is an intuitive composition of welded high-grade aluminum. The welded, rolled and fabricated components are intuitively composed and create a vertical column of shapes that curve and wave, animating a positive and playful movement in space. Much like a fabric wrapped in fragments around a central axis, this metal piece gives the impression of lightness contradicting the stability of being metal. It seems to be flapping in the wind but its solid stability seems frozen in time.
It is the image of time and movement that this sculpture is about. It begs the question of “What does it mean”? For me this is the essence and the substance of this sculpture.