Hans Van de Bovenkamp, Sagg Portal #6, 2008. Stainless steel, 144

Florida Sarasota Season of Sculpture 2014


Season VII

Every two years, the Sarasota Season of Sculpture, headed by Susan McLeod, installs sculptures on Bay­front Drive between the attractive waterfront walkway and the busy Tamiami Trail. This year, curators Fayanne Hayes and Andrew Maass selected 18 sculptures by eight artists; one sculptor had as many as six pieces included, others were represented by only one work. These Season VII works were situated among remaining sculptures from previous seasons, including Seward Johnson’s Unconditional Surrender. Most of the general public and some members of the arts community love this work; others dislike it intensely for its lack of originality, as if that were an issue in art today. Heinz Aeschlimann is no newcomer to Season of Sculpture; his work has been included in earlier seasons. Composition brought to mind musical notes, but in larger-than-life burnished steel. Aesch­limann is an engineer who worked skillfully and closely with the surrounding environs, as did several other artists in the exhibition..…see the entire review in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.