. May 10, 2012 . 0 Comments

Mark di Suvero at Governors Island: Presented by Storm King Art Center opens on May 26, 2012; expanded series of public programs begins in June

Storm King Art Center today announced a second season of the critically acclaimed exhibition Mark di Suvero at Governors Island: Presented by Storm King Art Center. Opening on May 26, 2012, the exhibition features two works not included last summer: a new sculpture, titled Dreamcatcher, which has never been on public view, and Chonk On (2002), which Mr. di Suvero has painted red especially for the exhibition. In addition, viewers will discover fresh perspectives on select works that Storm King and the artist are relocating on the 172-acre Island, a former military base that is now a vibrant public space.

Mark di Suvero at Governors Island, curated by Storm King Director and Curator David Collens, is the largest outdoor presentation of di Suvero’s sculpture to be shown in New York City since the 1970s. With loans from public and private collections, including a number of sculptures from Storm King’s own celebrated installation of the artist’s work, the exhibition will be a highlight of the Island’s 2012 season. It remains on view through September 30. Governors Island is accessible by ferry from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn and is free to the public.

Storm King President John P. Stern notes, “Storm King is delighted to extend the exhibition of work by Mark di Suvero for another season. This will not only enable first-time visitors to view the exhibition, but, we hope, also encourage the many people who saw it last year to return, gaining a deeper perspective on di Suvero’s multi-faceted work.”

This year’s presentation of the Mark di Suvero at Governors Island will be accompanied by a greatly expanded schedule of public programs, developed by Storm King in partnership with other organizations. These range from tours of the exhibition by visual artists, organized in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Socrates Sculpture Park; to a hands-on family program, developed with The Children’s Museum of the Arts; to an afternoon of poetry, a collaboration between Storm King and Poets House.

Leslie Koch, President of The Trust for Governors Island, adds, “The Trust for Governors Island is thrilled that Storm King is again exhibiting the works of Mark di Suvero. We are additionally delighted that Storm King’s dynamic collaborations with other cultural organizations will enable visitors to enjoy a new series of compelling related programs.”

The works in the exhibition are sited throughout Governors Island—including at Picnic Point, the Parade Ground—and on Governors Island National Monument, adjacent to Fort Jay. The vistas of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, the Lower Manhattan skyline, and Brooklyn Bridge from these locations ensure an experience of public art that is unique to New York City.

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