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Storm King Art Center opens on April 4 for 2012 season

Storm King Art Center, opens to the public on April 4 for its 2012 season. Located about an hour north of New York City, in the Hudson Valley, Storm King encompasses over 500 pristine acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands. These provide space for some 100 large-scale works by such preeminent artists as Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra, David Smith, and Ursula von Rydingsvard, among many others.

Andy Goldsworthy, Five Men, Seventeen Days, Fifteen Boulders, One Wall, 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York

The highlight of Storm King’s 2012 season is a special exhibition, titled Light and Landscape, which opens on May 12.

Light and Landscape
Storm King’s major 2012 exhibition, organized by Associate Curator Nora Lawrence, is devoted to work by artists who use a variety of strategies to engage with light as a central component of their work. Some twenty works by both emerging and established artists—ranging from sculpture to installation to video, and including examples created specifically for the Storm King landscape—will be installed across Storm King’s grounds and in its historic and light- filled Museum Building.

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, their diverse works will encourage viewers to contemplate not only their natural surroundings and the visual effects of sunlight, but also its vast impact on our daily lives and ecosystem.

Highlights of artworks in Light and Landscape include Untitled (“…it was a mask, but the real face was identical to the false one.”) a 2009/10 glass sculpture by Roni Horn; the 1972 film Landscape for Fire, by Anthony McCall; Lunar, 2011, a sculpture by Spencer Finch; and, created specially for Storm King, Peter Coffin’s Untitled (Bees Making Honey), comprising an apiary on the Storm King grounds at which a beekeeper will explain the role of sunlight in the production of honey, samples of which will also be given to visitors. Other artists represented in the exhibition include Anish Kapoor, William Lamson, Katie Paterson, Alyson Shotz, and Diana Thater, among others. The exhibition will be complemented by a variety of public programs.

Storm King is located on Old Pleasant Hill Road, in Mountainville, New York. Public transportation from New York City to Storm King is served by Coach USA, leaving from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Drivers with GPS should enter as a destination “1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553.” For directions, a list of programs, and additional information, the public may visit

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