Sculptor Albert Paley to speak at Rago open house Oct. 13

Albert Paley. Image courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center

Albert Paley. Image courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center


LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – American sculptor Albert Paley will speak at Rago Arts and Auction Center on his long and storied career on Oct. 13.

Few artists bridge the divide between art and craft as deftly as Paley. A metalworker and jewelry maker of unique vision, Paley transforms our perception of an unyielding material into a moving, almost liquid element.

Paley is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Institute Honors award from the American Institute of Architects. He has completed more than 50 site-specific works for both public institutions and private corporations, including the Portal Gates of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

A noted architect has said that the allure of Paley’s work “comes through its intrinsic sense of integration of art and architecture.” Paley describes his sculptures paradoxically as “statements of arrested motion.”

Paley will give an overview of his 40-year career as an active artist, and the exploration and experimentation that gave rise to his body of work. He most looks forward to engaging with the audience in a discussion of art’s relevance within the continuum of history and the importance of interaction to the apprehension of art.

A reception begins at 5 p.m. Paley’s talk begins at 6 p.m. Everyone wishing to attend is encouraged to RSVP to the open house by emailing or calling Rago Arts and Auction Center at 609-397-9374.