Atlanta-Based Artist to Exhibit Contemporary Art at Second Century Studios in Downtown Clearwater
Downtown Clearwater’s Second Century Studios announces a new contemporary art exhibit that will bring its first artist from outside the state.
A Kinetic Installation by Atlanta-based artist Amy Landesberg will be exhibited from April 24 through May 25 at Second Century Studios, 331 Cleveland St.in Downtown Clearwater. Second Century Studios is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and it’s also open weeknights and weekend evenings on occasion. Check DowntownClearwater.com to learn more.
Landesberg’s installation, entitled Plasti-Plast, presents 27 kinetic objects on three low platforms. Each sculpture is six-inches wide, 10-inches tall and 14-inches long, and each sculpture is made of cast plaster, fiber, wire and operates with a rechargeable battery. Landesberg used discarded household items to create Plasti-Plast, including mops, brooms, scrap electrical wire and broken window shades.
The artwork reflects the play “Rockaby” by Samuel Beckett, and the 27 pieces serve as a reflection on automation, among other of life’s uncertainties, worries, humor and sorrows.
Landesberg is a mixed media artist and an architect who uses her creativity and architectural expertise to create bold and introspective works of art that make people reconsider the purpose of utilitarian items in our everyday lives.
Landesberg has been a professional artist for more than 30 years. She has had more than 20 solo exhibits both nationally and internationally, and she has won awards and grants, including in painting and sculpture from the National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation and the Moulton Andrus Award for Art and Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture.
Landesberg’s exhibit serves as a continuation of the goal for Second Century Studios to connect art and the public in Downtown Clearwater. Second Century Studios also exhibits city of Clearwater initiatives of plans and projects for Downtown Clearwater.
In the future, the city of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency will issue a call for artists to exhibit more artwork at Second Century Studios, and it will host pop-up shops and other programs at the studio.
“The public has approved an ambitious plan to reimagine Downtown Clearwater with a new park and amenities that will allow residents to interact with the bay,” said Amanda Thompson, director of the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency. “Ms. Landesberg is an architect and an artist with a deep passion for connecting the urban and natural environment. The Plasti-Plast installation is a fitting metaphor for the Imagine Clearwater plan – it takes objects that have been discarded and reimagines them as something beautiful and living.”
Visit AmyLandesberg.com/PLASTIvideo to see a presentation of her latest exhibit.
To interview the artist, contact José Patiño, public information specialist with the city of Clearwater, at (727) 562-4664 or firstname.lastname@example.org