Revolutions by Michel de Broin struck me during our Montreal visit! It is a dynamic piece of public art, and “expresses a unique part of Montreal’s identity: the curved staircases of the Plateau and Mile End” claims Alexander Dunphy in his Public Art in Montreal article. I noticed a majority of the public artworks in Montreal were elevated on poles, probably due to the winter months full of snow, but with Revolutions it enhances perception of the piece appearing weightless.
Photo from Flickr by lusignan
For the first time ever, thirty-six current members and fifteen alumni showcase the diversity of Boston Sculptors as a successful venue for exhibiting contemporary sculpture in the Boston area. Boston Sculptors Gallery celebrates 20 years with “Height, Width, Depth, Time” a group show on view December 19- January 27, 2013. Stephanie Cardon at Big Red & Shiny recently wrote an in-depth article about the inner workings of the gallery and other events we have planned for our 20th Anniversary.
Please join us in celebrating this great accomplishment at the opening reception Thursday, Dec. 20 6-8 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
The SculptureCenter is an impressive space located in Long Island City near MoMA PS1 and Socrates Sculpture Park. Every time we head back to the City, I’m going to see what sculptures are being exhibited, because I wouldn’t want to miss seeing a 50’ sculpture installed and exhibited here.
MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens is a unique setting for exhibiting contemporary art. It was originally a Primary School, so individual rooms house exhibits, and details such as old lighting fixtures which really make it feel like school time.
As we walked the wide hallways, a small wooden door was closed so we opened it to a James Turrell piece, “Meeting”. This is a permanent piece, installed in 1986, but was completely new to us. It felt so good to just open a random door and first experience the outdoor chill, then look up to the framed sky.
M. Wells Dinette is awesome too!
Since 2005 the Macy’s Day Parade has incorporated fine-art balloons in the line-up, with balloons by artists such as Tom Otterness or Jeff Koons. Before we headed out for the parade, Russ showed me a blog post that featured KAWS in front of his inflated balloon.
During the parade, kids gleefully yell out “Kermit the Frog!” or “Spiderman!” Russ and I were among the only in the crowd that yelled out “Companion by KAWS!”
See a video and concept images here.