September 5th, 5 pm, Opening and Reception, Roy Oppenheim
You are all no doubt acquainted with the legendary figure Pygmalion. Pygmalion was the King of Cyprus, and the first sculptor in history. He fell in love with a statue he himself had made. At his request, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, brings the statue to life. The artist as a life-bestowing creator is at the very origin of sculpture. And each sculpture exhibited in the St.Urban Art Pavillon is a new and unique creation "brought to life" by the artist and the viewer's power of contemplation.