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Todd Stone
updated: 12/06/2010
website: www.toddstone.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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New Earth
Fiterman
Nocturne
Looming
9/11/04
Downtown June 06
WTC
Banner
Downtown Wind
Crane
Plaza
July 04
9/11/07
Reconstruction
2009
 
Portfolio Keywords:  historical, mapping, architecture, urban, landscape, documentary, site-specific, narrative, domestic, meditative
 
 
New Earth by Todd Stone
New Earth
Watercolor
2007
12" x  9" 
Fiterman by Todd Stone
Fiterman
watercolor
2007
12" x  9" 
Nocturne by Todd Stone
Nocturne
Watercolor
2006
12" x  9" 
Looming by Todd Stone
Looming
watercolor
2006
12" x  9" 
9/11/04 by Todd Stone
9/11/04
Watercolor
2005
0" x  0" 
Downtown June 06 by Todd Stone
Downtown June 06
Watercolor
2007
30" x  40" 
WTC by Todd Stone
WTC
watercolor
2005
12" x  9" 
Banner by Todd Stone
Banner
watercolor
2005
12" x  9" 
Downtown Wind by Todd Stone
Downtown Wind
Watercolor
2006
12" x  9" 
Crane by Todd Stone
Crane
watercolor
2006
12" x  9" 
Plaza by Todd Stone
Plaza
Watercolor
2007
12" x  9" 
July 04 by Todd Stone
July 04
Watercolor
2005
22" x  30" 
9/11/07 by Todd Stone
9/11/07
watercolor
2008
9" x  12" 
Reconstruction by Todd Stone
Reconstruction
watercolor
2009
12" x  9" 
2009 by Todd Stone
2009
watercolor
2009
12" x  9" 

Artist Statement
Downtown Rising Series
I have been painting the Downtown skyline view of the World Trade Center from my Tribeca studio window since 1980. The skyline painting practice that was an internal dialogue with my immediate world turned into a dialogue with history on 9/11/01. My Witness series of watercolors are an elegy drawn from my experience of that tragic skyline during the attack and its aftermath. After the second tower fell, my studio was flooded by light. I have been painting the empty sky ever since.
The rebuilding of Downtown serves as a metaphor for the evolution of the city as it recovers from the infusion of horror and destruction into its body politic. This void at Ground Zero has generated a power from the absence of its negative forms as forceful as the Towers did before. Those who continue to live and work under the empty sky never forget the loss of that day. Still, the skyline continues to morphs with the raising of the first tower to replace Seven World Trade Center and the resurgence of redevelopment downtown. This work focuses on the northern fringe of the WTC site, my neighborhood, and the re-construction of Seven WTC.
The future vision for Ground Zero has captured the imagination of artists and architects from around the world. The site is caught between future dreams and the past’s nightmares. But what type of place is this now? It is certainly more than a construction site. The bedrock below is sanctified by loss as the steel skeleton rise above. Flags, shrouds and security barriers have transformed the quiet downtown streets as cranes gesture skyward. The empty sky has started to be refilled by a shimmering reminder of what once stood.
The Downtown Rising watercolors were made from the fringe of the hole. Their creation in my studio under a now empty sky is a reflection of each of our struggle to come to terms with loss and resurrection. The downtown skyline is charged by what is not there as its buildings serve as a metaphor for its people’s resilience.

Artist Bio / CV

Select Solo
2006 James A, Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA
2003 Wichita Falls Museum, Wichita Falls, TX
2003 Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
2003 Steinhardt Gallery, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY
1996 Remington Museum, Ogdensburg, NY
1988 Atlantic Kempinski, Hamburg, Germany
1984 Galerie Meissner, Hamburg, Germany
1981 Martha White Gallery, Louisville, KY
1979 Fred Dorfman Gallery, New York, NY
1977 Ten Downtown, New York, NY
1975 Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, MA
Select Group Exhibitions
2005 Neiman Gallery, Columbia U., New York, NY
2005 Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY
2005 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
2003 National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2003 Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte di Firenze, Italy
2002 The New York Historical Society, New York, NY
2002 The Museum of the City of New York, NY
1987 112 Greene Street, New York, NY
1984 Internazionale D'Arte, Todi, Italy
1983 Basel Art Fair, Switzerland (1983–-86)
1983 Arte Cologne, Germany (1983–-86)
1974 Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
Awards
2004 John Anson Kittredge Fund
2003 Abbey Fund Fellowship
2003 Puffin Foundation
1997 State Museum of PA.
1976 N.E.A. Fellowship Painting
1975 Lawrence Museum Purchase
1974 Museum of Albuquerque
Bibliography
July 2007 Harpers Magazine, pg 81
9/11/06 Moss-Coane,Marty Radio Times WHYY, Phil.
2006 Dormant,Linda. Philly Art Matters Cover 9/06
2006 Publisher’s Weekly Cover 8/21/06
2006 Sozanski, Edward. The Philadelphia Enquirer
2005 Hann, Christopher. Art & Antiques Magazine
1994 Hudson Valley Magazine, March
1994 Raynor, Vivien. Review, The New York Times,
1984 Art Cologne Internationier Kunstmarkt
1983 Harris, Susan A. Review, Arts Magazine, May.
1979 Plummer, Leslie. Review, New York Arts Journal,
1977 Perrault, John. Ten Downtown
Select Collections
Art in Embassies Program, Washington, DC
James A. Michener Art Museum, PA
Lufthansa Airlines, Munich, Germany
Museum of the City of New York, NY
Napa Valley Opera, CA
Readers Digest Inc. Purchase, NY
Time Warner Inc, NY
Williams College Museum, MA
BFA 1974, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1969-71 Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT