Rooted: exhibited at the INSIGHT: Intersection of Art and Architectutre.
Public Exhibit. Produced by Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ | Proposal Details

 

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Rooted, 2014
Outdoor Public Sculpture Installation
Dimensions: 20' x 7' x 20"

Exhibition Details: 
The Lennie Pierro Memorial Art Foundation with The Village of South Orange, Pierro Gallery (PGOSO) announces IN-SITE: the Intersection of Art and Architecture opening this fall. This is an outdoor sculpture exhibition to explore the connections and relationships between art and architecture. Emphasis will include contemporary approaches toward the environment and habitat as well as re-appropriating existing architectural elements in a contemporary, artistic endeavor. The works may include site-specific pieces as well as installations of existing work within a specific and selected space. The selections of work and place will be decided between the artist and the curator with final approval through LPMAF and the Village of South Orange. (for more information, contact mail@pierrofoundation.org.)

Curators:  Jeanne Brasile (Director, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University; independent curator in the tri-state region; nationally recognized artist) and Tom McGlynn (independent curator; nationally recognized artist; writer) With oversight/participation from: LPMAF Director: Judy Wukitsch and PGOSO Director: Sandy Martiny

 

 
       
 



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Above and below: Building and Installation process Above and below showthe staging ground for finishing touches. It also revealed how adaptible it is to various contexts.
 
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The Proposal:
Our original proposal deals with intersecting themes of architeture, the human body and nature. I combined some of my interest in bodily metaphors of shelters and architectural forms in a state of decay that points restoration and revitalization, and interests in perception and disorientation of spacial relationships.

Three site specific works were proposed: The Rooted (chosen), Treehugger I or II, Paroxsumos, each engaging in relationships between architecture and art, human and environmental ecology. By employing architectural motifs and material processes, the works emerge and embrace its environment to then recede back to its mineral origins. Elemental metals and earth coalesce to engage each other in an organic process. Seeming contrasting notions, human creation and the environment, converse on nature’s terms.

 

               
           

Location Specs: (Left)

Paroxusmos’ (Bottom Left)
Iron, clay, minerals
Approximate size for three forms: 84x40x40 each. However combined space will depend on onsite install.
Installation: Weighted concrete anchors

Treehuggers: (Botton Right)
Iron, Mineral, Clay, Ash,
Approximate size: 30x60x60 however will depend on tree circumference
Insulation: Large tree collars" to protect the bark.