Oscar Artist Spotlights New Solo Exhibition

I am so happy to invite you to my solo exhibition featuring 9 life size ceramic/multi-media figures, the remaining 8 Motion Pitchers, and my film My DeLovely Fever dancing with my sculptures.

Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, and Jon Stewart are just some of the many celebrities who got to take an original Suzy Birstein sculpture home in the “Everybody Wins At The Oscars®” gift bag given to the 2008 Academy Award Nominees.

The only artist and one of few Canadians participating in the event, Birstein garnered North American and international magazine, newspaper and television attention and an offer from Canada’s largest ceramic gallery Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, which is now featuring her work. “ I have been overwhelmed by the press coverage, from magazines like Elle Canada, and BC Business to Hong Kong television and Yahoo Japan, it’s been an amazing experience.”

Suzy Birstein - Solo Exhibition

Vancouverites will soon get a chance to view Birstein’s latest creations, the series of life size figurative ceramic sculptures she has created for My DeLovely Fever, her upcoming solo exhibit at the Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove from May 13th to June 8th. There will be an Artist Talk and Closing Party on Sunday June 8th, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. The show will also feature some of the limited edition “motion pitchers” custom created for Oscar nominees.

It promises to be an unique event. A multimedia presentation, the exhibit will showcase the eclectic Birstein in the dual role of innovative artist and performer as she tap dances amidst her sculptures on film. Birstein has studied for years with legendary tap master Jim Hibbard and was inspired to create her film by the dance sequences in the musical “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” where Donald O’Connor danced with stone figures that came to life after he kissed Marilyn Monroe.

Her upcoming solo exhibit at the Seymour Art Gallery heralds a new artistic phase for Birstein as she moves into the creation of life sized figures. “I’m combining large scale ceramics with found objects, dazzlingly glazed and painted surfaces alongside dance performance on film.” Birstein explains “My art continues to reference multiple influences, merging the power and beauty of Queen Nefertiti with the song and dance spirit of Carmen Miranda.”

Birstein’s colorful cross-cultural creations have been featured at leading museums from Ontario and Quebec to Washington State, Montana, Kentucky, Ohio and Japan.

For further information:
www. suzybirstein.com
media contact: Julia Frittaion juliaf@dccnet.com