July 25, 2003 - New Haven Register: Malaysia RPCV Carol Kreeger exhibits abstract bronze piece for the Sculpture Mile in Washington DC

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Malaysia RPCV Carol Kreeger exhibits abstract bronze piece for the Sculpture Mile in Washington DC





Read and comment on this story from the New Haven Register about Malaysia RPCV Carol Kreeger who is exhibiting an abstract bronze piece for the Sculpture Mile in Washington DC. Davidsonís Washington exhibition, entitled "Days of Danger," is composed of smooth metal figures ó seven of them. Each carries a weapon ó an ax, a sword, a gun ó and represents an archetypal warrior-goddess. They are expressions of power and aggression, according to the artist. The Washington show continues through Sept. 14. Read the story at:

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Abstract art carves spot in Sculpture Mile

Cynthia Baran , Shoreline Bureau Chief
07/252003

MADISON, CONNECTICUT ó Coinciding with the opening of an exhibition of her work at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., West Hartford sculptor Carol Kreeger Davidson has provided an abstract bronze piece for the Sculpture Mile.

With Davidson in the nationís capital preparing for the exhibit opening at the museum today, William Bendig, executive director of the Hollycroft Foundation, supervised the setting of the piece she offered for Madisonís "living museum" Thursday afternoon.

The Hollycroft Foundation, based in Essex, sponsors the Sculpture Mile.

Located in the New Haven Savings Bank courtyard, the 5-foot bronze was fabricated by a foundry in Madrid under Davidsonís watchful eye during a stay of several months in Spain. The piece is part of a series she calls "Spanish Bronzes."

Without his usual assistant to help him get the sculpture out of the back of his station wagon, Bendig sought assistance from Rick Lewis, owner of the Madison Wine Shop, which anchors one corner of the courtyard.

Within minutes, two able-bodied men came out of the wine shop, lifted the bronze out of the station wagon and placed it among the plantings in the courtyard.

Joan Bauer, one of a number of Madison residents who have volunteered to act as docents for the Sculpture Mile, also was on hand for the placement.

"It was a shame about the controversy," she said, referring to the objections some have made about some of the sculptures that have been in the exhibit and about having sculptures displayed throughout downtown.

Overall, she believes the Sculpture Mile has been well received and good for the town. "Itís (Bendigís) aim to have people view art as part of their life, not something separate and apart from their life," she said.

Before Bendig left, Davidsonís abstract had settled comfortably among its sculpture neighbors ó an oversized bronze dog, tail up, entitled "Come Play;" a pair of penguins, a group of turtles, "Octopus" and "Turkey."

Davidsonís Washington exhibition, entitled "Days of Danger," is composed of smooth metal figures ó seven of them. Each carries a weapon ó an ax, a sword, a gun ó and represents an archetypal warrior-goddess. They are expressions of power and aggression, according to the artist. The Washington show continues through Sept. 14.

The work on display in Madison illustrates Davidsonís personal technique of using sheets of bronze that are bent, folded and overlapped, "giving them an aura of the simplicity of folded parchment," said Bendig.

Bendig said he has followed Davidsonís career since the early 1960s, when she studied with Wolfgang Behl, who headed the University of Hartford Art School.

"I noted a marked change in inspiration from her earlier figurative bonzes following her experiences working with the Peace Corps in Borneo and her travels through Islamic lands," he said. "We are honored to have her once again in a Hollycroft-organized exhibit."

©New Haven Register 2003
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"Mythic Columns"

Carol Kreeger Davidson

Carol Kreeger Davidson has been sculpting the abstract figure in metal for many years, and the works in this exhibit are perhaps her consummate expression of it. Abstract allegories of Assyrian gods, the figures from the Days of Danger series are powerful and violent. In contrast, the more recent Designated Angels is joyful, celebratory and protective, while the fallen Troy speaks eloquently of the destruction of an ancient city.

A native of Chicago, Carol Kreeger Davidson is a graduate of Northwestern University, the University of Hartford Art School, and the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Asia Foundation, and the Commissions for the Arts of both Connecticut and New York. She live and works in New York and West Hartford, Connecticut.

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