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Molly Mason, whose nineteenth solo exhibition of sculpture was recently at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., creates sculptures informed by the nature/culture dialectic. Her work has been included in over 90 curated group exhibits, here and abroad. In 1999, she was elected to membership in the Sculptor’s Guild, New York, N.Y. She aims to create a sense of an intimate space within the larger natural world or "public," built environment. Among over 45 awards for her work, a Senior Research Fulbright Professorship to Japan allowed her to study the "transformed" nature of Japanese gardens. After over 23 years as a professional sculptor, Mason now concentrates on working in metal, because the strength of metal can imbue the work with elegance, energy, and expressive freedom, allowing her to create sculpture with strong, monumental qualities that is simultaneously nuanced and delicate.
Recently, she has been developing permanent, baked-on, transparent color in stainless steel and aluminum sculpture, which allows the "drawing" she does on the metal surfaces to glow through, creating a luminosity that seems to emanate from inside the works.
Mason’s sculptures are meticulously created of the highest quality materials and techniques, so vital to the long-term quality of sculpture for both outdoor and indoor placements. She has been a certified welder for over 20 years. In creating sculptures for specific sites, Ms. Mason has always worked creatively and productively with commissioning groups, architects, and designers. Her public, corporate, and private commissions have been received with great enthusiasm by the public for which they were created, due to her ability to integrate the sculpture with the client’s needs and the specific environment. In both indoor and outdoor settings, Mason’s sculpture is highly responsive to the changing light of the day and of the seasons.
Mason has over 100 sculptures, many of them commissions, in public, corporate, and private collections across the U.S. and in various foreign countries. These include a newly commissioned public sculpture for the gateway for the River Oaks Culture Center, Alexandria, La. (2000), the City of West Palm Beach, Florida (1999); the City of Brisbane, Australia; the City of Albuquerque, N.M.; the Long Island Cultural Center, N.Y.; the James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, Pa.; the National Sculpture Parks of Hungary and Yugoslavia; five large works each for a New Orleans botanical garden and the Spelce collection, Austin, Tx; works for a new ship for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norway; Tower and Perrin Corp., New York and Stamford, CT.; Central Louisiana Light and Power Co.; Texaco, Inc.; the Warwick Hotel, Houston; Historic Constructions, New Orleans; Elena Corporation, New York City; Acadiana Bank, Baton Rouge; and several Japanese and Dutch collections. For 16 years a sculpture professor at several major universities, she now lives and works in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Gallery representation includes: Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, N.Y.; Sculpture Showcase, New Hope, Pa. and Naples, Fl.; Quietude Gallery, East Brunswick, N.J.; Contract Art, Essex, Ct.; and Leader Associates, Wayne, N.J.