Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Press Release: Exposed!2010 HDAC Stowe

Sculpture installations for exposed 2010: Installing outdoor sculpture is always an adventure, given the variety of materials and installation concerns. The sculptures for Exposed are currently being installed at Helen Day Art Center, around the Village of Stowe, and on the Recreation Path.

Jordan Pratt's 'Earth Cubes' are now installed on the recreation path. The four cubes range from 2 to 3 feet square and are made of grass sod over an armature. They lift the grassy landscape from "rolling and organic" into something eye-catching and engineered. It appears that the earth itself is forming large crystals adorned with grass.

Another piece, by Nadine Faraj, has made its way through customs at the border and now graces the front lawn of the Art Center. Nadine's one thousand pound concrete egg has been delivered from Canada and rests on the lawn of the Helen Day Art Center.

The corner of Main Street and School Street has sprouted a beautiful stone work: Tom Douglas' White marble sculpture entitled "Optical promise" was installed there on Friday

Over this week another dozen pieces will be placed in town by the Curator, Meg McDevitt, the artists and Helen Day's two interns from University of Vermont..

Exposed 2010:

Our annual exhibition of outdoor sculpture, now celebrating it's 18th year, is curated by UVM sculpture professor Meg McDevitt. It features over 20 individual works by artists from around the region, extending from the Helen Day Art Center to Stowe Kitchen and Bath and Chittenden Bank on the Mountain Road, and on the Stowe recreation path. A marquee event on Stowe's summer calendar, the exhibition attracts an estimated 75,000 visitors during its annual 3 month run.

The feature of the opening is the artist-led Walkabout tour of Exposed 2010.This year's exhibition includes works by regional and international artists, including Nadine Faraj (Canada), Joel Fisher (England/ USA), Kenji Endo (Japan), among others.

The Walkabout tours the show with the majority of the artists attending and sharing reflections on their work. List of participating artists: Leila Bandar, Jon Black, Tyler Buswell, Mireille Clapp, Kat Clear, Chris Curtis, Tom Douglas, Kenji Endo, Nadine Faraj, Joel Fisher, Rob Hitzig, Bruce Hathaway, james Irving, Harlan Mack, Jordan Pratt, Peg Smith, Piper Strong, Denis Versweyveld, Catherine Ward.


Meg McDevitt, Curator, Exposed 2010

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Image: Tom Douglas Installation