We are thrilled to celebrate Canadian artist Sydney Blum’s participation in the Museum of Modern Art's (MOMA) new exhibition ‘’Just Above Midtown : Changing Spaces’’.
Opening on October 9th, the exhibition explores the range of mediums, archival materials, artist interventions and experimental ethos that defined New York’s JAM gallery, a groundbreaking space where diverse art and artists flourished from 1974 to 1986.
Sydney Blum (b. 1950, Oneida) is an artist living and working in Nova Scotia. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master of Social Work from New York University. Her work has been widely reviewed in art publications such as Art Forum, Art News, Art in America, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Contemporanea, Arts Magazine, Village Voice and many others. Blum has been the recipient of two Creation Grants through Arts Nova Scotia since moving there in 2010. She has taught in the Fine Art department at The New School/Parsons for 16 years and practiced as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years. Her artistic practice is inspired by phenomena such as colour vibrations, the oscillation of light, seismology, and ways that energy is experienced and measured.
Recent works by the artist will be on display at the Art Toronto contemporary art fair from October 27th to October 40th (Booth A-34).