July 27, 2016

Grounds for Sculpture Fall/Winter Season

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“SATURN’S RINGS”: Elyn Zimmerman will have a solo exhibition titled “Wind, Water, Stone” at the Grounds for Sculpture starting August 27.  

Grounds For Sculpture has announced its Fall/Winter 2016-17 season featuring major solo exhibitions by two distinguished American sculptors, Elyn Zimmerman and Ned Smyth. Both artists are pioneers of public art and long-time participants in the New York art world, exhibiting at some of the most prominent galleries and museums. Their works are represented in museum, private, and public collections throughout the United States and beyond.

Also opening in the new season are the works of sixteen emerging artists who were selected from hundreds of national and international submissions in the International Sculpture Center’s 22nd Annual Outstanding Student Achievement Awards in Contemporary Sculpture. Paul Henry Ramirez’s major installation “RATTLE” closes out the exhibition line-up.  The artist’s multi-dimensional exploration and transformation of the gallery space employs painting, architecture, light and sound, which together form an unforgettable viewer experience.

Elyn Zimmerman’s solo exhibition, “Wind, Water, Stone” will begin the season.

Her work will be on view in the East Gallery from August 27 – January 7, 2018, and the Domestic Arts Building Mezzanine from October 23, 2016 until April 2, 2017.   This exhibition focuses on Zimmerman’s photography, sculptures, and public works. Best known for large-scale stone installations, her work explores the relationship between light, color, scale, material, and the changing aspects of two- and three-dimensional spaces. The East Gallery will focus on her public sculptural works and the relationship of these works to her archeological photography. Stone sculptures in the adjacent outdoor hedge gardens continue the exhibition outdoors. The gallery in The Domestic Arts building will further explore Zimmerman’s works on paper, juxtaposing recent photographic collages of the night sky with pastel drawings of clouds. The exhibition will also include a series of ink and wash drawings of moving water.

The 42-acres of the  Grounds For Sculpture include more than 270 sculptures by renowned and emerging contemporary artists, each thoughtfully sited on landscaped parkland full of native and exotic trees and flowers. The works, many of them monumental, include those of such distinguished artists as Clement Meadmore, Anthony Caro, Beverly Pepper, Kiki Smith, George Segal, and Magdalena Abakanowicz. The Grounds for Sculpture includes six indoor galleries, plus educational and entertaining programming year round. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information visit www.groundsforsculpture.org.