American artist Will Kurtz predominantly uses newspapers to create life-sized sculptures. To create each piece, Kurtz first builds a skeleton of the subject using wood and wire. Lastly, he wraps the anatomy with a collage of diverse newspaper clippings. The artist’s latest newspaper works were inspired by the rescue dogs currently up for adoption at the Humane Society of New York as well as local residents and their beloved canines. Avant Gallery will spotlight all of the sculptures in a new exhibition entitled “Every Dog Has Its Day.”
“Newspaper is a powerful medium that allows these dog sculptures to have a raw, ephemeral quality while juxtaposing their reality with our own,” said Kurtz. “By choosing real rescue dogs as my muse, this collection underscores the emotional bond we share with our pets while capturing the resilience and vulnerability of animals that have endured hardships we often overlook. I’m certain that displaying these works at the prestigious Avant Gallery will elevate this important cause, and hope to inspire more people to adopt.”
“Every Dog Has Its Day” will run through May 17 until June 28. Head over to Avant Gallery’s website to learn more.
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New York, NY 10001
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“Every Dog Has Its Day: Newspaper Sculpture by Will Kurtz” opens tonight from 6-8 PM. Stop by and say hi to Will’s dog sculptures as well as the real ones from the Humane Society of New York. All are up for adoption! ? #willkurtz @willkurtz #humanesociety @humanesociety #humanesocietyny @humanesocietyny #newspapersculpture #avantgallerynyc #hudsonyards #avantgallery