Two Women of Valor: Stein and Quick-to-see Smith

Sep 10, 2009 - Oct 24, 2009


547 West 27th Street
Suite 308

Time: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 to 5pmReception September 10th 6-8 pm
Phone Number: 212.268.4952
Contact: Linda Stein

The concepts of Protection and Justice have permeated Linda Stein's sculpture for the last three decades, culminating in her series, Knights, in which she focuses on body armor as well as on Wonder Woman, the superhero from World War II comics, who excites Stein as a defending warrior who never killed in the pursuit for peace and security. Scrambling expectations of gender and power, Stein blends everyday materials and word fragments into her wood, metal, stone and acrylicized paper torsos. Knights, is at the center of the artist's traveling exhibition The Power to Protect: Sculpture of Linda Stein, and is exhibited at Flomenhaft Gallery (her East Coast representative) in Chelsea, Manhattan and at Longstreth Goldberg Art, her representative in Naples FL. A Stein retrospective was shown in 2007 at the Rosen Museum in Boca Raton, FL and an exhibition of her work was mounted in 2007 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Public Art Commissions awarded to Stein include three outdoor, larger-than-life, bronze sculptures for the $4 million Walkway at Portland State University, OR, the outdoor sculpture at the entrance to the East Hampton Airport in Long Island, NY, as well as many private commissions. A larger-than-life outdoor bronze Knight by Stein has been included in the Adelphi University 2008 Biennial. Stein has appeared on more than twenty TV programs and in numerous radio and print media, including CNN, CBS, ABC Nightline and World News, NY Post, Donny Deutsch Show, LA Times, Paula Zahn, Canada TV, Rolling Stone Magazine, Us Weekly, Slate, Newsweek Magazine, Germany's Stern Magazine, London Times, The Guardian, Us Magazine, BBC News, even Globus Magazine in Croatia, and many more. Stein's papers are currently housed and accessible in the archives of The Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts: Her videos are on YouTube and will be featured in the Pollack-Krasner Video Presentation by Marion Wolberg Weiss, tentatively scheduled for September 4,a 2009.

Event Type: Exhibition