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About the Artist

Al Weinstein studied sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and the Carving Studio- Sculpture Center in Vermont.
Al is a member of the New England Sculptors Association (NESA). He has exhibited his work at the Fuller Craft Museum, the Augustus Saint Gaudens National Park,the Boston Design Center, and the Gardens at Elm Bank, among other sites (see below).
After early work in clay and plaster, I have focused mostly on stone. Once I improved my subtractive technique in stone, I have found it much easier to manipulate the additive processes of clay and plaster. My work is both figural and abstract, often whimsical, with some imagery derived from my background in biology. While the shape of the original stone will often dictate possibilities, the end product will always be modified during the process. With clay and plaster, one typically has more control over the end product. I’ve enjoyed both immensely.
Please contact Al at aweinstein608@gmail.com for further information and pricing.

Alan J. Weinstein
523 Ward St.
Newton, Ma. 02459
alweinstein.com
aweinstein608@gmail.com (email)

Education

1996 Ed.D. Harvard University
1981 M.Ed. Harvard University
1975 B.A. Dartmouth College

Training/Art Education

1978-1980 Mass. College of Art and Design
1980-1988 School of the Museum of Fine Arts
1983-1985 Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

Exhibits

October-November, 2018, Imago Art Gallery (Warren, R.I.), Juried Show
June-July, 2018, Newburyport Art Association, Juried Show
May-Oct, 2018, Gardens at Elm Bank (Mass Horticultural Society) Juried Show
June-Oct, 2017, Gov Langdon House, Portsmouth, N.H. Sea to Shore, Juried Show
May-Oct, 2017, Gardens at Elm Bank (Mass Horticultural Society) Juried Show
May-Aug, 2017, Boston Design Center, Designing With Sculpture, Juried Show
Aug-Nov, 2016, Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, The Nature Show, Juried
June-Aug 2016 St. Gaudens National Park, NESA at 3 National Parks, Juried Show
Dec, 2015 42nd Street Gallery, Bethlehem, NH “The Gift of Sculpture” Juried Show
June-Oct, 2015 Gov. Langdon House, Portsmouth, N.H.
“Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places” Juried Show
Oct-Feb, 2015 Fuller Craft Museum “Juried Biennial Exhibition”
May-July, 2014 Carlisle Public Library, Paired Exhibit
December, 2012-Februry, 2014 Newton City Hall, Juried Solstice Show
October, 2014 Newton Open Studios, Juried Fall Show
Aug, 2013 Pop Up Exhibit, Brookline, Ma.
June, 2013 Artblitz, Waltham, Ma. Solo Exhibit
March, 2013 Newton Open Studios Juried Show
July-Aug, 1985, Vermont Carving studio, Juried Show
1983 Kaji Aso Gallery, Boston, Ma. Group Show
1980-1988 School of Museum of Fine Arts Juried Student Show-multiple years

Publicity:
Artscope: January/February 2015: Artistry Times Two At Fuller Craft
Members Show+Recent Acquisitions Strengthen Collection, pg. 9

1st artist mentioned and reviewed, “Kong”

The Fuller Craft Museum has recently mounted two significant showings, one devoted to member-artists, “The 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition,” and “Crafting A Collection,” highlighting recent acquisitions. Clearly, while there are common threads between the two exhibitions, each remains distinctive in its focus while highlighting the works of a staggering array of artisans and artists.
The “2014 Biennial Members Exhibition” was juried by Arthur Dion, the director of Gallery NAGA in Boston, and his smart and eclectic selections include the usual craft museum media suspects — woodworking, fiber arts, metal, and ceramics — and also painting, drawing, photography and kinetic sculpture. There are offerings by 47 artists.
Alan Weinstein’s “Kong” is a pedestal mounted, sad-faced gorilla, carved from black marble. In this instance, the mythical Hollywood great ape’s Fay Wray is realized as a Barbie doll, and as he clutches her in his massive paw-hand, his pout and slouch of resignation remind us that beauty has, indeed, killed the beast — at least metaphorically.

Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places opens June 5

Newton, Ma. – May 2015 – Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places, a juried exhibition of contemporary sculpture, opens at Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, N.H., and the Sarah Orne Jewett House and Visitor Center in South Berwick, Maine, on June 5. Alan Weinstein is one of the featured artists whose work will be indoors at the John Langdon House.

Organized by two regional cultural organizations Historic New England and the New England Sculptors Association, Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places, presents forty-three sculptures from thirty-six artists working in granite, marble, metal, stone, tile, wood, and other material. The work will be on display in the historic rooms at Governor John Langdon House and on the grounds at both Langdon House and Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center. The collaboration brings together contemporary artists and an exceptional historic setting. Rooms once visited by George Washington and grounds that once inspired a Maine writer, now provide a perfect backdrop for sharing another part of the rich history and culture of the region. Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places is on view through September 6, 2015.

“We are delighted by this new partnership. Sculpture is timeless. Their messages and materials transcend the ages. Having contemporary art in a distinctly historic setting challenges people to think in new ways about sculpture, historic houses, and the people who lived in them,” said William Bloomfield, president of New England Sculptors Association.

There will be demonstrations and workshops on Saturdays, gallery walks on July 5 and August 9, a lecture on June 28, and a tour of Skylight Studios on July 10. Please visit http://www.historicnewengland.org/sculpted for dates, times, and more details.

May 14, 2014

Joyful art fills the Gleason Library

by Cynthia Sorn

Wood and stone, gleam and glow

Sculptor Al Weinstein has created his sculptures using wonderful woods and marble stone. His pieces are composed of curving, smooth lines and polished to an inviting gleam, allowing the beauty of the natural material to add to the composition. Weinstein explained he has a background in biology, which has influenced the imagery of his work and the interesting titles of the pieces.

Weinstein said he started out working in clay and plaster, studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. He also studied at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Vermont. Asked if he had a favorite piece, he said, “I spend more time with/on my stone pieces, so I get to know them better. But, my wood pieces have become rather enjoyable to create. As many artists will relate, my pieces are like my children, and it behooves one not to play favorites.”

Weinstein’s sculptures have been exhibited in juried and non-juried shows at the Newton Open Studios, as well as at the Kaji Aso Gallery, ArtBlitz, Brookline PopUp and at both the MFA School and the Carving Studio. Weinstein said he has worked as a science teacher in Cambridge and at Concord-Carlisle High School.

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Kong
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Distaff
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Age of Deco
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A Head of its Time
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Oyster
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Ontogeny
Swan Dive
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About Face
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Hamlet
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Untitled
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Floating Buddhas
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Self-Contained
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Callipygian
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Morphogenesis
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Life Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair
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Harlequin

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Fowl

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Omphalos
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Janus
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Mother and Child Reunion
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A Chorus Line

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gators
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Marble Table