2013 Summer Exhibition
2013 Annual Summer Exhibition curated by Bill Maynes, Director, the Fields Sculpture Park
The Fields Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the opening of its 2013 season on Saturday, June 15, with an installation of new and recent works by Nathan Carter, Tom Doyle, Paula Hayes, Allan McCollum and Erwin Wurm.
The exhibition will include a large site-specific installation by Paula Hayes, who was called "a loving mother of living form and a sculptor of the first magnitude" by New York Magazine critic Jerry Saltz. Ms. Hayes was nominated for a Cooper Hewitt Design Award in Landscape Design in 2009. Her work was shown last year at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Also new to the park is Big Kastenmann (Box Man) by Austrian Neo-Dadaist, Erwin Wurm. Made of cast aluminum, and painted with enamel paint, it measures 16 1/2 feet tall. Wurm's works are in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; and many others.
Sculptor Tom Doyle will be represented by five large-scale works, cast in bronze from original wood forms. A regular–though youthful–visitor to New York's Cedar Tavern, the legendary hangout of the Abstract Expressionists, Doyle is fully conversant with the scale and ambition of that movement. In the words of writer and art historian, Dore Ashton, "it was Calder and not David Smith who inspired him among the forebears. His obvious love of transparency gave him the desire to create volumes that were, in effect, etched in the wind."
This year, the gallery is devoted to works by Nathan Carter, a young sculptor living in Brooklyn. Both lyrical and dramatic, his dioramas draw their inspiration from a wide range of existing "ready-made" systems, including decaying technological devices, pirated communication networks, rogue nation-states, rolling blackouts, picaresque novels, and the labyrinthine graphics of mass transit.(1)
Allan McCollum began making the first works in his Perfect Vehicles series in 1985, presenting and re-presenting an iconic sculptural form in order to investigate the ways in which a single object can contain cultural meaning. All of the Perfect Vehicle sculptures bear the same shape–that of a Chinese ginger jar, a traditional vessel that has been extensively copied and reproduced for centuries.(2) The McCollum works are courtesy of the Newark Museum.
1 Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University
*Nathan Carter works are on view through September 21, 2013
Paula Hayes, Trees for ETs
Erwin Wurm, Big Kastenmann (Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York)
Tom Doyle, Seneca
Nathan Carter, WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECT CONCEALED SWINDON CALL AND RESPONSE (Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York)
Allan McCollum, Perfect Vehicle (Collection of The Newark Museum, Purchase 2001 Helen McMahon Brady Cutting Fund)