On April 20th, The Carrara Residency celebration and unveiling was held at ABC Stone’s Brooklyn showroom and warehouse to honor the 2015 recipients of the Merit Award, Marco Palli and Joshua Henderson.
Trained in Civil Engineering and Business administration, Marco Palli has always seen the world in a mathematical way. A multidisciplinary artist, Marco found his way to sculpture after pursuing in-depth explorations into music and literature. Palli describes his creative process as “Meditating about happiness.” At this year’s celebration, Marco unveiled his sculpture Transparent to transcendence, which he characterizes as a conceptual self-portrait. “The piece revisits my own culture,” he says, “exposes my roots as a Catholic man who has perhaps lost his own identity.”
Joshua Henderson was born in 1986 as one of seven siblings, in a small town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. After studying art at Southern Utah University, and receiving his BFA in 2013, he attended the New York Academy of Art, where he received an MFA with a focus on sculpture. He is a two-time recipient of the Carrara Residency Merit Award. 1st Witness, which was unveiled at the celebration, is part of a series of ten stone carvings which he describes as, “expressing the two-sided nature of things that brings us comfort.”
Other esteemed artists on view included Barry X Ball, Stephen Shaheen, Barbara Segal, Michael Kukla, and Alasdair Thomson.
We would like to thank Wild Dogs International (www.wilddogsinternational.com) for the spectacular projections and lighting they provided, the band ZS (www.zzzsss.com) for the stellar performance and DJ set, Elliot Goldstein (www.elliotgoldstein.net) for perfectly capturing the festivities with immense style and aplomb, and our amazing wine sponsor for the second year running, Maison Belle Clare (www.maisonbelleclaire.com).
Designer Elissa Cullman used brushed-nickel accents and modern appliances to elevate the kitchen of a 1920s New York penthouse. She also used ABC Stone’s Kashmir White Granite. Click here for the complete slideshow and to learn what other materials Ms. Cullman relied on to create this top notch design…
MIA New York Metro Chapter – Stone Cladding Technologies: Getting it Right the First Time – 2 Credit HoursJoin ABC Stone and Mike Picco of PICCO Engineering for this entertaining and informative evening. Wine and appetizers to be served.
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