PMW GALLERY


FUCIGNA, JOSEPH

Selection from

Figure Fetish:

Selections from:

TIE IT UP!! ZIP IT UP!! 2003


I'm Rubber, You're Glue
Rubber, steel, wood
Tallest: 46 x 26 x 26"
1999

Bruised
Plastic fencing, cable ties, steel
72 x 48 x 18"
2002


Other work



Nice Set of Cans
Rubber, aluminum
64 x 84 x 17"


Plastic fencing, cable ties, steel


Bag
Rubber, steel
48 x 27 x 32"




Plastic fencing, cable ties, steel

mini swirl 10 x 10 x 10"

2002


Candy Kiss
Rubber, steel
15 x 96 x 96"




mini swirl (view two)


Untitled 90.2
Rubber, steel
60 x 32 x 34"






Untitled 90.4
Rubber, steel
62 x 49 x 53"




Sports Balls
Rubber
34 x 60 x 20" (Group of four)













WTC Emerging

Statement:

The figurative quality of the rubber units is suggestive not literal. The viewer could bring a variety of interpretations to the piece depending on their point of view. It could read as a whimsical community of abstract figures that are carried away by their centipede like clothes pin feet. A more challenging or sexually suggestive viewpoint would see these units as phallic forms or oversized condoms on the move. The suggestive nature of this installation and the individual units provokes a variety of responses from the viewer that add depth and continued interest in the art work.

Curriculum Vitae

One - Person Exhibitions

October 1990
Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
January 1988 Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT
August 1987 Stamford Museum, Art/Ex Gallery, Stamford, CT
September 1986 Ann Goodrich Gallery, New Haven, CT
September 1985 Silvermine Guild Center of the Arts, New Canaan, CT
May 1985 Laughline & Winkler Gallery, Boston, MA

March 1984

Expo III - "National Invitational Exhibition", Northport Gallery, Northport, NY

Group Exhibitions

September 1999
"Figure Fetish", Patsy Whitman Gallery, Stamford, CT
July 1999 "Summer Exhibition", Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ. Curated by Brooke Barrie.
May 199 "Regeneration: Rebuilding Torn Societies", United Nations, New York, NY, Curated by Jean Krasno and Bonnie Woit
January 1999 "DD-MM-YY", 50 Bartholomew Street. Hartford, CT. Curated by David Borawski.
October 1998 "Sixth Invitational Exhibition", John Slade Ely House: A Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
April 1998 "Art as Spectacle", Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
March 1998 "Art and Architecture Faculty Exhibition", Norwalk Community College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT
June 1997 "Sculpture X 2, Works by June Ahrens and Joseph Fucigna" ARTSPACE, New Haven, CT
June 1996 "Sculptors Guild at the Stamford Museum", Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
January 1996 "Body Apart", Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
November 1995 "Gifts for the 21st Century", ARTSPACE, New Haven, CT
September 1995 "Four Winners Exhibition", Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
June 1995 "Inspiring Character", The Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
May 1995 "The Connecticut Open", Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
March 1995 "Connecticut Art: 2 5th Annual Competition", Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
March 1995 "Floating", Cast Iron Gallery, 159 Mercer Street, N.Y, N.Y.
July 1994 "New Work New Haven 1994", Artspace, New Haven, CT
February 1994 "Working With Tradition, The Academic Artist", (Curated by Donald Kuspit), New York State Museum, Albany, NY
November 1993 "Sculptors Guild Annual Exhibition", Lever House Building, New York, NY
October 1993 "New York to Kyoto, Works from the Sculptors Guild" Kyoto Gallery, Marutamachi-dori, Aburanokoji Higashi-iru, Kamikyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan
August 1993 "Visual Artists Showcase", Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT
June 1993 "New York to Kyoto, Works from the Sculptors Guild" Cast Iron Gallery, 159 Mercer Street New York, NY
June 1993 "Working With Tradition, The Academic Artist" (Curated by Donald Kuspit), Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, NY
September 1992 "Art Faculty Exhibition", Norwalk Community College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT
November 1992 "Sculptors Guild Annual Exhibition", Lever House Building, New York, NY
May 1992 "Modem Times Through the Concerned Eye", Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
February 1992 "Group Sculpture Exhibition", Sculptors Guild, The SoHo Building, New York, NY
January 1992 "Award Winning Artist Exhibition", Bradley Airport, Hartford, CT
October 1991 "Seven Sculptors", Norwalk Community College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT
October 1991 "Within 12" x 12" Works from the Sculptors Guild", Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY
October 1991 "4 Media/5 Artists", The John Ely Slade House, New Haven, CT
April 1991 "Sculptors Guild 54th Annual Exhibition", The SOHO Building, New York, NY
September 1990 "Sources of Imagery", Silvermine Guild Center of the Arts, New Canaan, CT
July 1989 "Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition", Arlene McDaniel Gallery, Simsbury, CT
June 1989 "40th Annual Art of the Northeast USA Exhibition", Silvermine Guild Center of the Arts, New Canaan, CT
June 1988 "Master of Fine Arts Exhibition", School of Visual Arts Gallery, Wooster Street, New York, NY
January 1988 "Gallery Artists Choose Other Artists", ART/PLACE, Westport, CT
September 1987 "MFA at SVA", School of Visual Arts Gallery, Wooster St, New York, NY
August 1987 "38th Annual Art of the Northeast USA Exhibition", Silvermine Guild Center of the Arts, New Canaan, CT
October 1986 "Triangle Artists Group Exhibition", 112 Greene Street, New York, NY

March 1984

"National Academy of Design, 15 6th Annual Exhibition", New York, NY

Awards

March 1995
Best in Show, "Connecticut Art: 25th Annual Competition", Stamford Museum, Stamford,CT
May 1991 Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant
June 1989 Amidar Award - 40th Art of Northeast USA Exhibition
June 1988 Paula N. Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York
August 1987 Amidar Award - 38th Art of Northeast USA Exhibition

June 1987

Merit Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Education

1988
M.F.A. School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1985 Triangle Workshop, Pine Plains, NY Directed by Anthony Caro

1979

B.F.A. Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Professional Affiliations

1991 -Present


The Sculptors Guild, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography

1999
Damsker, Matt. "Edgy Art Inhabits Hartford Foundry", Hartford Courant, February 7, page G5. Rosoff, Patricia. "Extension Cords and Serendipity", Hartford Advocate, February, 11, page 22.
1997 Hoffman, Hank. "Artists on Junk", New Haven Advocate, June 19, pages 28-29.
1996 Zimmer, William. " A Profile of Sculptors Concerns", The New York Times, Connecticut Section, page 18.
1995 Dufresne, Bethe. "A Hot House of Ideas: Lyman Allyn Museum Showcases Works by Arts Grants Recipients", The Day, July 30,Section C, page 1. Tyler, Betty. " Art Dreams: Museums Showcase the Works Made Real With Help From Grants", The Hour, April 21, pages 15-16. Raynor, Vivien. " Among a Judges Choices, Some Extremes Between Extremes", The New York Times, Connecticut Section, page 20,
1993 Ross, Carolee. "A Unique Place to Share Art", The Stamford Advocate, January 17, Arts, Leisure and Travel Section.
1992 Jennings, Kate. "NCTC Show is Diverse in it's Offerings", Norwalk News, November 19, pages 16-17. Raynor, Vivien. "A 70th Anniversary for Silvermine Guild", The New York Times, August 30, Connecticut Section, page 16.
1991 Raynor, Vivien. "Seven Sculptors Construct a Show at Norwalk Community College", The New York Times, December 29, Connecticut Section, page 10. Haenlein, Joy. "Where the Rubber Meets the Mood", The Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time, October 4, section W, page 1. Tyler, Betty. "Pleas for Peace", Fairpress, August 8, page D4.
1990 Gersh-Nesic, Beth. "Counterpart Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Bill Brayton and Joseph Fucigna", Art New England, December 1990.
1988 Damsker, Matt. "An Artist in Transition at Marlborough Gallery", Hartford Courant, January 24, page G4. Millman, Evalyn. "Art/Place Exhibit: A Compatible, Satisfying Show", Fairpress, January 27, page 40. Raynor, Vivien. "Artists Present Other Artists", The New York Times, January 17, page 26. Raynor, Vivien. "Contemporary Solo Shows in Hartford and Marlborough", The New York Times, January 24, page 22.
1987 Eliasoph, Philip. "Silvermine Has Perfect in 'Northeast'", Stamford Advocate, August 9, page D5. Gramza, Janet. "Two Area Artists Win Awards in 'Art of the Northeast USA", Stamford Advocate, August 9, page D5. Massengale, Jean. "Silvermine Show - Accent on Competence", Westport News, August 26, section 2, page 9. Tyler, Betty. "Conservative Spirit Seen in Silvermine Winners", The Bridgeport Post, August 9, page D2.
1986 Triangle Artists' Workshop Yearbook 1985, Mashomac Fish and Game Preserve, Pine Plains, New York; published by Dieter Blume.
1985 Eliasoph, Philip. "Steel Like Clay, New Born Prints at Silvermine", Stamford Advocate, September 8, page D4.
1984 Harrison, Helen. "Four Artists' Works Selected for National Show", New York Times, March 25, page 22. Preston, Malcolm. "Art Review, Reflections of the Mind's Eye", Newsday, March 30. Reens, Paula. "Regional Reviews, 35th Art of Northeast USA", Art New England, June, page 8.






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