Monday, July 20, 2009

Seecond Post of the Day – Roxy Paine

You may remember the Roxy Paine post I did earlier about the pieces he had in Madison Square. He has a new bright silver dendriodic sculpture on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is worth a visit. In this piece the tree tops of Central Park are a perfect foil for the blinding twisting sculpture. People oddly insert themselves into the piece and seem lost in a wilderness. And it's so bright it's hard to see.

His dendroid sculptures can also be seen at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, the Wanas Foundation in Sweden, the Montenmedio Arte Contemporaneo in Spain and the St. Louis Museum of Art. The tension between organic and man-made environments is usually amplified by his works.

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