Sculpture Space open Monday

The public is invited to attend a free Works-in-Progress Program and Reception on Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Sculpture Space studio, 12 Gates St., Utica. The restaurant sponsor is Leaf, Loaf & Ladle at Resources for Independent Living, 1607 Genesee St., Utica.

The community will have the opportunity to view "intriguing contemporary sculptures and installations in a wide range of media by emerging artists: Mona Aghababaee (Esfahan, Iran), Rachel de Joode (Amersfoot, Netherlands), Mia Feuer (Washington D.C. and Manitoba, Canada) and Meghan Gordon (New York, NY)," officials said.

"The artworks and artists are captivating — experimental and original. The Works in Progress reception offers a glimpse into the artists’ creative process: uncovering and discovering the what and how of contemporary artists and why they do what they do. We at Sculpture Space are extremely grateful to the artists and delighted to share this remarkable experience with the community," said Interim Executive Director Monika Burczyk.

About the Artists:

Mona Aghababaee, an artist who lives and works in Iran, received a MA in Art from the Art university of Tehran, and has participated in more than 15 group exhibitions in Iran, Australia and England.

Rachel de Joode, from Amersfoort, The Netherlands, lives and works in Berlin. Her work has been published in numerous art publications. She is founder and art director of online magazine ‘META.’

Mia Feuer was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She received her BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and her MFA in 2009, from the Department of Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Mia has received numerous travel/research, production and creation grants. and had several solo exhibitions. She lives and works in Washington, DC where she makes art and teaches sculpture at George Mason University.

Meghan Gordon paints, sculpts and performs queries into the merits of the museum as an authoritative source. Born in New York and a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she lives and works in Brooklyn. Her most recent solo show at the Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill, Bronx, explored the history of the estate using the artist and explorer Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) as a conduit to connect historical and architectural fragments of information.

Sculpture Space is an international artist in residence program. Work created at Sculpture Space is subsequently shown in museums, sculpture parks and galleries around the globe. Sculpture Space is a recent recipient of the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award for its non-profit category.

For information, call 724-8381

On the net: www.sculpturespace.org.