~~The Art Students League Holiday Show 2014~~

14 December 2014

Visit the Art Students League of New York’s annual Holiday Show and Sale at 215 West 57th Street. Paintings and prints—landscapes, portraits, still lifes and abstract works. Give the gift of art or buy something wonderful that you will enjoy for a lifetime.


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~~KATHERINE IRWIN & JERRY THE MARBLE FAUN SHOW IS OPEN FOR APPOINTMENT~~

16 September 2014

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The Katherine Irwin & Jerry The Marble Faun show is by appointment till Oct 31 for more detail visit http://www.jackieklempay.com

~~JACKIE KLEMPAY PRESENTS KATHERINE IRWIN & JERRY THE MARBLE FAUN~~

7 September 2014

I have been given his great opportunity to have my first art show! As many artists know, this is a great opportunity to show the world the work that we live to create. It has been a dream of mine to have my sculpture on display. Jackie Klempay put together the show at her gallery. In collaboration with Katherine Irwin beautiful paintings.

It will be up till OCT 30, 2014.  If you visit my stone room page you will see update photos take by Brad Robotham

Visit the gallery website for more details.

http://www.jackieklempay.com

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~~Website Updates Sept. 5 2014~~

5 September 2014

31-computer-working-guy-monitor-illustrationHello Marble Faun subscribers, Currently we are working on improving the website. The administrators will be doing updates, corrections responding to feedback from fans. In the next couple weeks will be working on updating subscriptions and removing subscribers upon request. Please stay tuned as we continue to share a slice of life with Jerry Torre. We appreciate your continued support for themarblefaun.com

~~KATHERINE IRWIN & JERRY THE MARBLE FAUN SEPT 6 ~~

27 August 2014

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KATHERINE IRWIN & JERRY THE MARBLE FAUN

SEPT 6 – OCT 30, 2014

AT: 81 Central Ave (1A), Brooklyn NY 11206

 

Jackie Klempay is pleased to present new works by Katherine Irwin and Jerry The Marble Faun. The exhibition includes Irwin’s murals — depictions of ideal garden landscapes painted directly on the gallery’s walls — alongside The Marble Faun’s hand-carved marble and limestone sculptures. The sculpture, Tounge-tied, represents two gods connected by the mouth and nose, and Pairs portrays the co-dependent nature of Little Edie and Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens. While Irwin paints a variety of subject matter from the figure, to food, to animals, to plants, the landscapes for this exhibition were conceived in collaboration with The Marble Faun’s sculptures, which summon memories of his younger years at Grey Gardens and Greenwood Cemetery. Both artists share a deep appreciation of the natural world, creating works about, and to exist within, real and imagined gardens.

 

“It has been in my soul this quest to sculpt stone, it began when I was a boy in Brooklyn. Our only green space was Greenwood Cemetery. Our crew of neighborhood kids would run through this cemetery. It was a ritual for us to play, hide and torment our pursuers. Our crew of boys and girls would set out into groups. Once we crawled under the rusted fence surrounding this our park. We would head off onto opposite directions, taunting our night watchman. He knew of our mischievous ways, and despised our presence. That, with some genuine vulgar taunting, made the chase in the cemetery all that more challenging. Off we ran into the night hiding, never vandalizing, always annoying. It was in this park we knew so well that my first appreciation of sculpture began. Headstones and mausoleums made for landmarks. My labor of stone carving was taught to me by a great uncle who taught me masonry.

My life has been one only fate could have designed. In my view, I have many lives to live, travel, and explore. Fate had led me to many ventures that I alone was privy to, including the destiny that became Grey Gardens. Here at the crossroads of my youth did I find refuge from an abusive childhood. Once again fate had taken me onto a journey, which is the corner stone to my entire life.”

-Jerry The Marble Faun

 

Jerry The Marble Faun (Brooklyn, NY) has been carving stone since 1987. This is his first exhibition outside of The Art Students League, where he honed his craft. Jerry is best know for his appearance in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles.

 

Katherine Irwin (b. 1985 Fort Worth, TX) graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2007. Her daily drawing practice can be viewed at whensdessert.tumblr.com.

 

Jackie Klempay is located at 81 Central Ave (1A) between Melrose and Jefferson Streets, in a ground floor apartment building in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. The gallery is open the night of the reception, every Saturday for the exhibition’s duration (1-5 PM), and always by appointment.

~~The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens~~

22 August 2014

It was told to me as many as forty-five years ago. Mrs.Beale “ In your lifetime the film our relationship will be of interest to many” The early years I had not known her family history, or the extended families role in Edie and Mrs.Beales life. Grey Gardeners, please allow me to thank you, for your generous support, of my own documentary The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens. During the collecting of material for the film we encountered the issue of rights to certain film footage. A naïve working Faun with a film crew, whose passion, creativity grew into a complete finished film, and a most certain lifelong friendship. Fate had guided we three to join and proceed with a humbling venue. This work of Art needed some funds to allow the purchase of footage, to be purchased. It was a hope to reach the financial goal; we fell short at this time. The footage is presently shelved; my love and appreciation for those who openly contributed monies to our project, you dear friends have touched my heart. Iam humbled, and forever thankful to Grey Gardeners who contributed a stone carver like myself is defined by staying focused, and on course. This day, in my life I would like to extend my brotherly warm regards to all those who believe in our project. My dear friends I am honored by the gesture shown, please allow me once again to place my hand if you were present around your shoulder, and embrace you all for the humanity shown. Grey Gardens I love being alive to experience life and sharing it openly, pray this note finds you very well and loving the life, God has given all of us. Warmest regards to all those whom are loved by those they love. DSCN0308

~~Cousin Joe Torre: A Hall of Fame tribute~~

27 July 2014

Years ago we were kids in Brooklyn it was rumored that my cousin Joe wanted to
be in the baseball industry. It was though he would be better off working for
the city of New York or the Postal Service. His father was a lot like my own
father but he determined to lead his own life and now has reached this point of
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~~President Obama to award 2013 National Medal of Arts & National Humanities Medal~~

23 July 2014

Washington DC On Monday afternoon, July 28 2014 President Obama will award the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend.

Todays visit with Al, he and I did watch the final cut of my film. He surprised me with this joyous news. Al is going to the White house. There he will receive National Medal of Arts Citation.

Albert Maysles for rethinking documentary film in America. One of the pioneers of direct cinema, he has offered authentic depictions of people and communities across the globe for nearly 60 years. By capturing and representations, his work reflects the unfiltered truths of our shared humanity.DSCN0310

~~New Material~~

16 July 2014

Journeys take on a life of their, of course each of our is its own. Goals I have set for myself are taught to me mostly by trial and error. One can reach for an ideal, a method of communicating, whether it is in any number of materials. My recent days have set me onto several journeys, goals that I seek. They are in opposite worlds very much, like my friend whom I met years ago. Fate intervened, and led me to walk onto a forgotten porch of a great estate. A statement I made to our friend Mrs.Beale” You know the grounds, this mansion you and Edie well your very interesting. someone should write of paint , film this moment in time” Fate had that in mind for Peter Beard and Lee showed up and began one documentary soon to be shelved. Albert & David took the reigns of a new film later on based on our friends Mrs.Beale and her daughter Edie. Film was the material that recorded the legacy, the mystery, and the magic. It is film that brought us all to this friendship, although I would have loved my friends in any venue we shared. My own material is stone, one I respect for it can be worked into an expression of ones own eye, one own hand. I understand the material and it is stone. A basic age Old Testament to mans historic records, to those stones used to preserve civilizations and their histories. Friends you have been with me and support my ideas, in such a way, that is two fold, I love expressing my ideas in stone, and sharing my craft. In each of us is a dream I have been happily burdened with volumes of ideas. My days allow me to complete only what a days carving and the strength focus will allow. It is a project some years in the making a film a journal of this mans life, or at least as much as could be neatly edited into a short film. In my years of life a short film would only set a glimpse into my journey, not to mention my ideas on humanity, humanity brotherhood. This medium is out of my reach for it is the twenty first century, and it entails much more then a block of stone and a chisel. It is film that captured our time at Grey Gardens. It is film that has folded my life into documentary. It is a story that must be shared as all our lives have a message. Of course I like to think of my message as it is plainly. A quest to earn a place, a journey to lands, a faith in God Master plan. for me , for aloof us. Tonight with all my heart I wish to thank everyone, who has supported my dreams, my passions, my friends. My documentary is within reach, some thing I have only wished for others, yes now I wish to accomplish this dream. Please except my gratitude for your continued support in my ventures. Please if you might weigh and consider this: http://bit.ly/marblefaun

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Our Kickstarter fundraiser camaign is live!

14 July 2014

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Hello Grey Gardeners!

As some of you close to the project know we’ve had a Kickstarter fundraiser campaign in the works in the recent months and we’re just gone live with it today! 

The film is complete and is darn near ready for distribution, save for one final fiscal hurdle.  We use some footage in our film that is owned by a licensing company for which we must pay in order to release the film.  In keeping with the independent way in which this film was produced, we’re deciding to distribute independently as well, meaning we are on our own to come up with the money that is owed for the footage.

Since so many of you are always asking about the film and its status, we felt it would be appropriate to reach out to you and offer a way for you to be an integral part in having this film hit the market, by contributing the necessary funds to secure the rights to the footage and finally get this film seen by the public.

Don’t feel like if you can’t contribute a larger amount that you cannot help, the whole notion behind crowd-funding is many people, giving a little bit can get a whole lot done!  The campaign only runs until August 13th, so you don’t have long to get in on the action.  Click here or on the image below to head to the Kickstarter page, learn more about the fundraiser and take part in helping us get past this final hurdle.

Thank you all for your continued support of our film, we are eager to get a copy of it in your hands!!

Sincerely,

Jerry Torre, Jason Hay and Steve Pelizza

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