STORM KING ART CENTER PRESENTS EXHIBITION EXPLORING NATURAL LIGHT

. February 9, 2012 . 0 Comments

Storm King Art Center presents Light and Landscape, a major exhibition, on view May 12–November 11, 2012, devoted to work by artists who investigate and experiment with the creative possibilities of natural light.

Organized by Storm King Associate Curator Nora Lawrence, the exhibition will include approximately twenty works—from sculpture to installations to video—created by artists who, through a variety of strategies, engage with light as a central component of their work. Some of the artists focus on the perceptual and aesthetic qualities of sunlight, while others take a conceptual approach that translates the energy of natural light into other art forms, including music. Together, the works in the exhibition will encourage viewers to contemplate not only their natural surroundings and the visual effects of sunlight, but also the vast impact of the sun on our daily lives and ecosystem.

Installed across Storm King’s 500-acre landscape and in its historic and light-filled Museum Building, Light and Landscape will include glass sculpture by Roni Horn, Anthony McCall’s 1972 film Landscape for Fire, and additional works by Peter Coffin, Spencer Finch, Anish Kapoor, Katie Paterson, and Alyson Shotz, among others. Several of the artists will create works specifically for the Storm King landscape.

Located in the Hudson Valley about an hour north of the George Washington Bridge, Storm King is one of the world’s best-loved sculpture parks, encompassing over 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands. These provide space for more than 100 large-scale sculptures by artists including Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Zhang Huan, among many others.

For directions, a list of programs, and additional information, the public is encouraged to visit www.stormking.org, or call 845-534-3115.

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