The NYC Culture Club, a private gallery within the Oculus, has selected artist Todd Stone to host a solo exhibition beginning September 1. The exhibition will feature over 30 works in oil, watercolor, and digital media that document the 20-year story of the rebuilding of downtown, and the 12 years of Stone’s tenure as an artist in residence at the World Trade Center.
Titled Renewal, the exhibition is aligned with the 20th anniversary of September 11 and offers the public a moment to remember those who we lost, while highlighting the transformation, renewal, and rebuilding of the World Trade Center site.
The show will run through September 21.
“Downtown has come a long way over the last 20 years, and the rebuilding shows the resilience of the collective human spirit that all should celebrate,” Stone said. “My work is an elegy for those lost here and a celebration of the workers and community who brought the vision of the rebuilt World Trade Center to life again.”
Stone has lived and worked in Lower Manhattan since 1974 and has exhibited his paintings internationally for over 45 years. His work has been exhibited at the National September 11 Museum, Art Basel, the Museum of the City of New York, Neiman Gallery of Columbia University, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and The New York Historical Society, among other prestigious institutions.
The NYC Culture Club is a project conceived by multi-hyphenate brothers Parker and Clayton Calvert who are hailed as two of the leading influencers in the next generation of New York City’s vibrant art scene. The mission of the exhibition space is to create opportunities for curators and artists to have exhibitions free of charge, which is made possible in collaboration with Westfield World Trade Center.