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Plattsburgh State Sculpture Park Expands With Two New Pieces

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ In its continuing effort to present the campus community and the public with a representative collection of contemporary sculpture, the Plattsburgh State Art Museum has added two pieces to its outdoor collection. These are Drew Goerlitz's  "Libertas" (2002) in steel and paper and Chris Duncan's  "Fairy Tales of New York" (2000-2001) in steel and cement.

Edward Brohel, director of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, said that these new sculptures expand the Sculpture Park's reservoir of visual opportunity.

"The Plattsburgh Sculpture Park offers our students and community an opportunity to experience 21st century three-dimensional creativity," said Brohel. "The Sculpture Park has become a significant locale in New York State's unique list of art collections."

Libertas by Drew Goerlitz Drew Goerlitz received his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh in 2000 and holds a Master's of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland. Goerlitz has an impressive exhibition record. His work has been shown at Contemporary Art in Washington D.C., Franconia Sculpture Park in Socrates, N.Y. and Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore, Md. He is currently a sculpture technician at Notre Dame.  

Fairy Tales of New York by Chris Duncan Chris Duncan received his bachelor's from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His advanced studies were done at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine and the New York Studio School in New York City. He was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and Pollock Kranser Grant. Duncan's work has been exhibited at the School of Visual Arts and Franconia Sculpture Park. He is currently a faculty member at Union College.

Speaking of his art, Duncan said, "My work of the past sixteen years has been made primarily of steel and plaster. Each of these materials allows immediacy in the working process that is important to me. The sculptures are abstract, and though I often associate particular pieces with a certain set of emotions or memories, they are not tied to a specific meaning."

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