Two Big Black Hearts by Jim Dine
ence pence by ursula von Rydingsvard
Are You Here? by Johnathan Getelson
Johnathan Getelson’s Are You Here? billboard is near the entry to the park. Its play on the more common phrase ‘You Are Here’ makes everyone think they are dyslexic for a moment before they realize the point is obviously to remind us to pay attention to our immediate surroundings.
Images clockwise from top left: Rain Gates by Ron Rudnicki, Eternal Presence by John Wilson, Beacon by Stephanie Cardon, Otter by Rona Pondick, and Requiem for the 20th Century by Nam June Paik
The collection is eclectic and interesting. It ranges from naturalistic sculptures like Rain Gates to classical pieces like Eternal Presence. We loved Beacon for its colorful simplicity interesting shadows. We pondered the point of Requiem for the 20th Century as it had a certain iconic quality that we were all drawn to. And we all agreed that Otter, by Rona Pondick, was just about the creepiest garden creature we’d ever hope to never see in living form.
Our favorite sculpture is the centerpiece of the whole site. Dewitt Godfrey’s huge corten steel rings seem to tumble down the hill in a sculpture titled Lincoln. Without it, the Decordova museum would not be the same. I can only assume the piece was made for the site as it perfectly fits the landscape. Above: Möbius by Robert Perless Right: Humming by Jaume Plensa Inside the castle there are a few traditional art galleries. Jeff Perrot’s oil painting, RW1 (Crux) mesmerized us as. One continuous path swirls the canvas while changing color and we had to trace it to ensure that in fact, the artist kept to his brief.
Above: Möbius by Robert Perless
Right: Humming by Jaume Plensa
Inside the castle there are a few traditional art galleries. Jeff Perrot’s oil painting, RW1 (Crux) mesmerized us as. One continuous path swirls the canvas while changing color and we had to trace it to ensure that in fact, the artist kept to his brief.
The current exhibition, titled Overgrowth, explores how artists represent prolific growth, expansion, and transformation in the natural world. As a gallery theme, it marries well with the theme of the whole museum. I assume future exhibitions will also tie in with topics of nature, the environment and contemporary art and culture.
I find so much inspiration in art galleries; not only the paintings but sometimes even in the postcards in the gift shop. They all seem to find their way into my own ideas of magazine and art making.
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images: rochelle greayer