WINGS OVER WALL STREET’S FIRST CONTEMPORARY ART INSTALLATION ‘CLOSE TO YOU’: A TRIBUTE TO KAREN CONDRON
“Through adversity we find our heroes” – Steve Gleason
‘Close to You,’ an art installation to honor the memory of Karen Condron, will be featured at the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Wings Over Wall Street Benefit Gala. The stirring exhibition includes ten sculptural installations by her son, the artist Jim Condron. Karen Condron passed away in July of 2018 after a nearly eight-year battle with ALS. She was the 2015 winner of the MDA Spirit Award and embodied all that the award represents.
To make the sculptural works, Jim Condron combines his mother’s clothing and shoes with materials such as a bicycle, a crib, mannequin arms, yarrow and straw to create intangible forms that express his mother’s ebullience throughout her life and the challenges of the disease. Each piece expresses the complexities of nostalgia and deep grief. The exhibition will also include personal photographs and ephemera that openly depict his mother’s joys, and her losses as ALS progressed through her body.
Jim Condron’s works of art honor Karen’s life and were created to raise awareness of the life-threatening effects of muscular dystrophy and muscle-debilitating diseases, such as ALS, and of MDA’s important mission to find a cure.
About the Artist
Jim Condron has exhibited extensively for over two decades, and his work is collected by museums and institutions nationally and internationally.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.
Gala / Exhibit Location: Building – 555 West 18th Street, New York City (at 11th Avenue) NY, NY. Registration Required.
About the 19th Annual Wings Over Wall Street Gala
Please join us on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. for the 19th Annual Wings Over Wall Street Gala
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MDA's Wings Over Wall Street® is a VIP cocktail reception, with exciting live, silent, and research minute auctions, founded and supported by Persons with ALS (PALS) and Caregivers of Persons with ALS (CALS) to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association to fund research to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. In 2018, Wings raised over $220,000, bringing its 18-year total to $12 million.
To learn about how we honor those who are fighting to find a cure for ALS with our Spirit, Diamond, Humanitarian, and Michael P. Beier Awards please click here. Your donations will truly make a difference. If you are an ALS patient or family member, find out how you can join with other PALS, CALS, and family members and friends to help find a cure for ALS. Click here to make a secure online donation to the MDA for MDA's Wings Over Wall Street®. Donations are needed and are gratefully accepted all year-round.
Wings Over Wall Street funds ALS Research to find treatments and cure for ALS. Please spread the word and thank you for joining us for this very special evening in NYC.
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