|For Immediate Release
Ghent, New York – Sculptor Tom Doyle will be at Omi International Arts Center on Saturday, November 2 at 3 PM for an informal conversation with Bill Maynes, director of The Fields Sculpture Park, where Doyle is currently exhibiting five large-scale works, cast in bronze from original wood forms. The event will take place in the Gallery at the Charles B. Benenson Visitors Center at Omi, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, New York. Refreshments will be served following the talk.
A regular – though youthful – visitor to New York’s Cedar Tavern, the legendary hangout of the Abstract Expressionists, Doyle is fully conversant with the scale and ambition of that movement. In the words of writer and art historian, Dore Ashton, "it was Calder and not David Smith who inspired him among the forebears. His obvious love of transparency gave him the desire to create volumes that were, in effect, etched in the wind."
Mr. Doyle, who lives and works in Roxbury, Connecticut, carves from woods such as cherry, oak and butternut using 19th-century tools he has collected over the years. "Mr. Doyle’s best sculptures have the familial feel of limbs supporting, drooping over and hugging one another. They feel alive, suspended between falling and flying," wrote Lance Esplund in the Wall Street Journal.
The Fields Sculpture Park Director, Bill Maynes, Director of The Fields Sculpture Park, where Doyle is currently exhibiting, is also the owner of BMI where he produces and directs documentaries of artists, writers, and art historians. From 1993 to 2004, he owned and directed three separate art galleries: two in New York City, and early on, one in Hudson, New York.
About The Fields Sculpture Park
Comprised of over sixty acres of rolling farmland, wetlands and wooded areas, The Fields Sculpture Park presents the works of internationally recognized contemporary and modern artists, offering the unique possibility to experience a wide range of large-scale works in a singular outdoor environment. Founded in 1998, The Fields offer nearly eighty works of art on view – with several pieces added or exchanged every year.
About Omi International Arts Center
Omi International Arts Center is a not-for-profit arts organization with residency programs for international visual artists, writers, translators, musicians and dancers. The 300 acre campus is also the site for The Fields Sculpture Park, a public exhibition space with nearly 80 contemporary sculptures; Architecture Omi, exploring the intersection of architecture, art and landscape; and Education Omi, an arts education programs for children. Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. Through our programs and resulting public events – including our Residency Programs, The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi – Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally. For more information, visit www.omiartscenter.org
Left: Artist Tom Doyle at The Fields Sculpture Park
Right: Works by Tom Doyle at The Fields: "Cobh" (left, background), 2009, bronze from wood and
"Samhin" (right, foreground), 2013, bronze from wood.