Bridge Gardens Uncommon Ground
Uncommon Ground III, a sculpture exhibition featuring the work of seven internationally recognized artists was on display at Bridge Gardens from:
June 20 through September 10, 2012.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21st 6:00 - 8:30pm
Uncommon Ground III, now in its third year at Bridge Gardens, the exhibition further explored our relationship with the natural world and the one which we create.
The dynamic of the garden itself, with its undulating play between the purely natural and "cultivated," provides the substrate or "ground" from which the sculptures are seemingly born.
Many of the pieces were created expressly for the Bridge Garden landscape; forms spring forth from the rich garden soil where they were seeded and nourished, shapes swing from trees echoing limbs and branches, or flower from nearby hedges in boldly colored shapes and textures. Structures beget paths and vestibules, walkways or caverns and direct us through or around themselves, each creating a unique spatial reality, one which confronts and interacts with the viewer on a variety of levels.
The exhibition explores these ideas though the hands of seven contemporary artists working in a variety of materials and techniques. All of the artists represented are supported by an established record of fellowships, awards and have extensive exhibition histories with galleries, museums and public works venues throughout the United States and Europe.
The artists are: Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Steve Tobin, Gino Miles, Wendy Lehman, and retruning artists Joel Perlman, Michael Enn Sirvet, Kevin Barrett.
The show is curated by Cheryl Sokolow of C Fine Art, New York. The sculptures featured in the 2011 show can be seen below.