Visual Art The Meadows Will Be Open! The Meadows Will Be Open!
posted by December 28 at 10:30 AMon
According to Seattle Art Museum spokeswoman Erika Lindsay, this summer you’ll be able to roam the meadows at the Olympic Sculpture Park. No more fences keeping you from coming anywhere near—let alone standing under, as by design the artist seems to invite you to do—Bunyon’s Chess. This means, essentially, that the people of Seattle will experience this early Mark Di Suvero sculpture for the first time this summer. (The “experience” right now is nothing more than an image held visually—imagine if you weren’t able to walk into Richard Serra’s Wake and you have the idea.)
Mark Di Suvero’s Bunyon’s Chess (1965)
In other OSP news, Glenn Rudolph’s photographs of the way the site used to look and Pedro Reyes’s wall sculpture and swinging structures will be removed from the pavilion in March to make way for an installation by Geoff McFetridge. The installation hasn’t been finalized, but from preparatory drawings, Lindsay described it as a billboard that extends from the wall with parts that reach the floor. I love that the pavilion is a place in the park to consider the relationship between the wall and the floor, and to consider the history of relief.
Battle of the Gods and Giants, from the north frieze of the Treasury of the Siphnians, Delphi (ca. 530 B.C.)
Untitled by Robert Morris (1967)