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Sandra Q. Firmin
This edition is out-of-print
304 color illustrations, 38 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 12/13/2010
|Artpark chronicles the seminal years of an innovative summer residency program during which a diverse group of artists created temporary public artworks in Lewiston, New York, against the dramatic vistas of the Niagara Gorge. Founded during a transitional period in contemporary art when many artists left their studios for alternative art spaces, Artpark successfully balanced a populist mission with the commissioning of some of the most compelling avant-garde art of its day. The first time in print, Artpark features color documentation of these site-specific and performance artworks both in the process of being created and the act of being experienced.|
Sandra Q. Firmin has been curator of the UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts since 2003. She holds a Master's from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (2002) and was awarded a Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Fellowship at Arcadia University Art Gallery. Kim Jones: A Retrospective, which she co-curated with Julie Joyce, was accompanied by the catalogue Mudman: The Odyssey of Kim Jones, co-edited with Joyce and co-published by MIT Press (2006). Other recent publications include contributions to exhibition catalogues for Max Protetch (New York, 2008) and the Wharf, Centre d'art contemporain de Basse-Normandie (2007).