Joy Brown on Broadway
May 17, 2017
11 AM at the south entrance of the 72nd Street MTA station
Open to the public.
On May 17, 2017, the Broadway Mall Association celebrates its 30th anniversary with the opening of Joy Brown on Broadway, a public sculpture exhibition of nine bronze works on the Broadway malls from 72nd Street to 166th Street, organized in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and the Morrison Gallery of Kent, CT. This is the 10th exhibition that BMA has presented on the malls since 2005; to see past exhibitions, click here.
The show will officially open with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony with the artist and local elected officials on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the south entrance of the West 72nd Street subway station. The exhibition will continue through November 2017. To join us for the free ceremony, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Joy Brown on Broadway, the internationally-known artist presents nine of her over-life-size, bronze, humanlike figures in traditional sculptural poses. Joy Brown’s rounded forms and natural materials of clay and bronze convey the heavy gravity of stone; the expressions and gestures transcend that weight, suggesting warmth and lightness of being. The influence of the Japanese aesthetic on Joy Brown’s sculpture springs from her childhood in Japan and apprenticeship in traditional Japanese ceramics.
These works are a delight to behold, and we’re excited to welcome them to New York City, so be sure to visit them all:
Check back soon for a downloadable map of the exhibition.
About the Artist
Joy Brown has exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Hospitals and schools in the U.S. and Japan have commissioned her three-dimensional wall installations. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Art News, House and Garden, and Ceramics Monthly. In 1998, she co-founded Still Mountain Center, a nonprofit arts organization that fosters East-West artistic exchange. In 2003, Joy received the Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen Memorial Outstanding Women of Connecticut Award. Her works on Broadway were fabricated at Purple Roof Atelier in Shanghai.