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Jerome Harris Parmet

2 Lynwood Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583, U.S.A.
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Phone: (914) 725-2004     Fax: (914) 725-2004
Email: jhparmet@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.sculpture.org/parmet

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To view artist's statement regarding Atlantic City Waterfront sculpture, click here.

To read biographical interview with artist, click here.

To read article re naming contest for artist's sculpture, click here.

BACKGROUND:

For more than 45 years, as President of Foresite Planning, Inc., Jerome Harris Parmet focused his artistic career on planning/designing/rehabbing architectural interiors and buildings for corporations, showrooms and restaurants primarily in NYC and its metro area. However, he always remembered a gratifying experience in a sculpture class in college and upon semi-retirement fifteen years ago, began to experiment with welded metal, first in classes at a local community college, then art schools, finally setting up his own studio. To his rekindled fascination at working with metal, he now applied principles learned in his professional practice.

“The principles of architecture, whether interior or exterior, revolve around three-dimensional space. The same applies to sculpture, whatever the material from which it is created. The similarities of both disciplines speak to me, perhaps because the sensitivity to space and spatial interrelationships come naturally to the architect. Both architect and sculptor balance four considerations - Form, Function, Economy and Time - as their framework for resolving concept, in order to thrive as artist and business person.

“The process of welding, juxtaposing a molten fluid substance to the hardness of metal, satisfies my need to mold, shape and create form. Metal sculpture functions in its environment in every way, from existing as a moveable, useable object to simply filling a void with its enduring presence. The materials utilized range from creative reuse of scrap yard ‘junk’ to expensive stainless steel - depending upon budget constraints and inspired choice. Deadlines can be felt as inhibitors; however, in my design, and now, sculptural careers, I have found time limitations helpful in sparking high energy and sharp decisions.

“My repeated theme is an examination of balance and stress. Each piece has individuality, achieved after hours of dreams, sketches, models and mock-ups, but they all seem to be an exploration into steel suspended in space.”

EXHIBITS & INSTALLATIONS:

  •  2012-2013  26th Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition,                Appalachian University, Boone, NC 3rd Place winner.              
  •  2011   David & Erika Boyd Sculpture Garden, Leonia, NJ       
  •  2010   Finalist, AIPP, CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, EC Goodwin Tech High        School,  New Britain, CT
  • 2009   Arts for Healing, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY
  • 2009   River Journey, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
  • 2009 - 2010   23rd Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition,  Appalachian University, Boone, NC
  • 2008   Contemporary Sculpture at CHESTERWOOD 2008
  • 2008 - 2009   City of Yonkers, NY - City Hall Park
  • 2008   Town of Huntington, NY - Public Art Initiative
  • 2008   Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY - CURRENT
  • 2007   Sculpture Barn, New Fairfield, CT - Atelier IV Exhibit
  • 2007   Town of Huntington, NY - Public Art Initiative
  • 2006 - 2007   The Sculpture Mile at Madison, CT
  • 2006 - 2007   Salem Art Works (SAW), Salem, NY
  • 2005 - 2006   Burlington County College Sculpture Garden, Pemberton, NJ
  • 2005   Township of Greenburgh, DeSanti Plaza Solo Exhibit, Hartsdale Metro North Train Station
  • 2004 - 2005   Rockland Center for the Arts Annual Outdoor Exhibit, “Sculpture in the Park”
  • 2004   Mather Hospital Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, Pt. Jefferson, NY
  • 2002   Silvermine Art Center Fall Show, Norwalk, CT
  • 2002   Woodstock Garden Tour, private garden

AWARDS:

  • 2011  New Rochelle Art Assn; Julius Bauer Award Show, 1st Place Sculpture
  • 2011  New Rochelle Art Assn; Adolph Grant Award, 1st Place Sculpture 

PRIVATE RESIDENCES:

  • 2010   Washington, DC (3)
  • 2008   Chevy Chase, MD.
  • 2005   Armonk, NY
  • 2003   Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Scottsdale, AZ

EDUCATION:

  • 2010   Metal Sculpture, Bob Perucci - Silvermine
  • 2004 - 2009   Metal Sculpture, David Boyajian
  • 2001 - 2003   Metal Sculpture, Silvermine School of Art
  • 2001 - 2002   Metal Sculpture, Purchase University
  • 2000 - 2001   Metal Sculpture, Westchester Community College
  • 1967 - 2004   President JHP Designs Ltd. and Foresite Planning, Inc.
  • 1957   B.F.A. Interior Design, Syracuse University