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Storm King Features Marlborough Artists: Talasnik, Booker 

Jun 05 2010 - Nov 14 2010

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On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, Storm King asked ten artists to create a new work or select a recent one to loan to the sculpture park. New to Storm King, Stephen Talasnik presents "Stream: A Folded Drawing," a site-specific construction consisting of about 3,000 bamboo poles tied together to form a monumental yet delicate structure some 12 feet high by 90 feet long, which appears to be rolling down the hill on which it is sited.

A new scuplture by Chakaia Booker made of cut, twisted, and looped car tires, yielding a work of Baroque energy, will also be on view.

For this special presentation, Storm King Director and Curator David R. Collens worked with the artists to select locations in which to site the sculptures, which will be dispersed throughout Storm King’s verdant hills and fields. The sculptures can thus be appreciated for their intrinsic value, as well as in relation to nearby works with which they are in dialogue, offering new perspectives on Storm King’s celebrated collection. Mr. Collens states, “We are honored that these artists, whose works represent such a diversity of styles and mediums, have agreed to help us celebrate our anniversary in this meaningful way.”

The works in the exhibition will remain on view for the 2010 season.

Below, Stephen Talasnik explains the concept and process of his project "Stream: A Folded Drawing."

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Summary: New sculptures by Stephen Talasnik and Chakaia Booker featured at Storm King Art Center