Renowned Philadelphia Sculptor in Residence at Abington Art Center

Top Quote An ambitious outdoor sculpture project by Winifred Lutz will open to the public on September 8, 2012 at the estate once belonging to former Sears chairman. End Quote
  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) April 25, 2012 - On September 8, 2012, an outdoor installation by Philadelphia sculptor, Winifred Lutz, will open to the public at Abington Art Center. The ambitious project beginning in April, will involve unearthing a 2,000 sq ft pool and cabana site once belonging to Lessing J. Rosenwald, former Chairman of Sears Roebuck and Co. The site, abandoned 40 years ago, is located within the Art Center's Sculpture Park. A companion exhibition of Lutz's complete range of work is planned for September through November 2012.

    Lutz is internationally known for her expertise in papermaking and site-specific environmental installations, occupying a unique position among artists working with nature. Examining themes of discovery, perception, framing, and change, Lutz's sculptural work captures the melting point between found organic objects and artifacts of her own construction. This will be the first time Abington Art Center dedicates a project of this magnitude to a single artist, made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    The guest curator for the exhibition is Janet Koplos, a New York City-based critic and author. Koplos is the author of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture and co-author of The Unexpected: Artists' Ceramics of the 20th Century. For 18 years she was a staff editor at Art in America magazine and her broad expertise encompasses architecture, design, American craft and folk art, contemporary Japanese art, Japanese folk art, and contemporary Dutch art. In addition to assisting with the organization of the exhibition, she will be writing and editing the first catalogue to document the major artistic contributions of Winifred Lutz. For more information on Winifred Lutz visit

    About Abington Art Center:
    Abington Art Center (515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown PA 19046) is a nonprofit cultural center in suburban Philadelphia. AAC is dedicated to providing opportunities for its many audiences to experience, appreciate and participate in the arts at whatever level they choose. AAC engages visitors, artists and students with its sculpture park and gallery exhibitions of today's artists, studio art classes, and public programs. The Center, located in Jenkintown at the intersection of Meetinghouse and Jenkintown Roads, receives exhibition support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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