Storm King - Outdoor Art at it's best...
attitude filled Chelsea galleries are now closed on the weekends, yes times in the Art world are just THAT Good.. and since the NYC museums are completely overrun with tourists... It's time for a fun art road trip.
Where we spent an entire day at The Storm King Arts Center.
It is possibly the most impressive collection of
outdoor art in the NYC area..
There is over 100 sculptures all situated on 500 meticulously landscaped acres.
Absolutely a slice of Abstract Expressionist heaven.
Here's just one of the amazing vistas...
The Mark di Suvero Field.
(Photo #2 Mark Di Suvero sculptures.. Mahatma, 1978-79, in foreground, and Pyramidian, 1987/1998)
We didn't catch the exact name or details of the huge Spider... but here's a brief snip-it we found about her spiders..
In the XXIII Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Louise Bourgeois showed a series of works in which she debates femininity. Unlike her father's business of mending tapestries, a spider weaves its web. The huge Spider signifies labor, giving, protection and foresight. The potency of the web is in either welcoming or entangling us as if we were prey.
All we can say.. it's big.. it's scary and
actually quite a bit mysterious. (Photo #2, Louise Bourgeois, Spider 1996, Bronze)
Also.. we loved these :
2 sets of huge Black Zimbabwe Granite Eye Benches (yes you can sit on them). But these eyes just seemed to follow you while you walk around...(Photo #3 Louise Bourgeois, Eye Benches II, 1996-1997, Black Zimbabwe Granite.. with a Calder Stabile in the back being restored)
Anyway.. it was an great day..
The park is filled with work from Alexander Calder, Andy Goldsworthy, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, George Rickey, Richard Serra, and a super impressive collection of David Smith sculptures..
One more amazing then the next..
So don't worry.. there will be more Storm King day trip to follow!!