Nari Ward, Apollo/Poll
Nari Ward, Apollo / Poll, 2017. Steel, wood, vinyl, and LED lights, 29 x 11 x 4 ft. Originally presented and commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park, New York. Photo: Christopher E. Manning, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul

Must-See Sculpture Park Shows: Part 2

A round-up of the best sculpture park and garden exhibitions of the season, continued. (Part one can be viewed here.)


Chakaia Booker, Déjà vu, 2016. Reclaimed rubber tires and stainless steel, installation view. Photo: Courtesy Pyramid Hill

“‘Auspicious Behavior’ at Pyramid Hill really exists as a two-in-one art exhibit. This format highlights the broad scope of Chakaia Booker’s artistic practice. The outdoor component showcases eight, large-scale, and monumental sculptures by Booker,” says Executive Director Sean FitzGibbons. “Additionally, Pyramid Hill is thrilled to host an exhibit in our contemporary art gallery which features prints, drawings, sculptures, and one very impressively massive installation by Chakaia Booker.”


Sarah Braman, Day Trip, 2018. Reinforced concrete drainage culvert, annealed safety glass with VANCEVA color system, powder coated aluminum frames, and books, 88 x 88 x 90 in. Photo: Bryan Zimmerman

See work by Andrea Bowers, Arlene Shechet, Sarah Braman, Brian Tolle, Atelier Van Lieshout, Goshka Macuga, and others.


Sarah Lucas, (foreground) Kevin and (background) Florian, both 2013, bronze and concrete. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij, © Sarah Lucas, Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

The 10th edition of the international sculpture exhibition Lustwarande, “Delirious” will showcase works in which the focus is on the skin of sculpture. The curators—Chris Driessen and David Jablonowski—have selected 25 artists, including Isabelle Andriessen, Steven Claydon, Claudia Comte, Camille Henrot, and Sarah Lucas. Most of the works have been specially created for the exhibition. 


Patrick Dougherty, A Passing Fancy, 2019. Photo: Mark Chester

Over the last 30 years, sculptor Patrick Dougherty has created hundreds of unique monumental sculptures all over the world, each made from thousands of woven branches. After a three-week installation period with community volunteers, Dougherty’s newest stick sculpture will open to the public on Sunday, June 30.


Carlos Zamora, Sketch for Paper Boat (detail), 2019. Graphite on paper. Photo: Courtesy the artist, St. Louis

Cuban-born, St. Louis-based illustrator and graphic designer Carlos Zamora was commissioned to retrofit the park’s golf carts, which play a pivotal role in how Laumeier staff crisscrosses the campus, shuttling colleagues and checking on sculptures, and interacting with visitors. Zamora will create three unique artworks by enveloping the carts in printed vinyl wraps, sculptural frameworks, and ornamentation inspired by a variety of sources such as Cuban car culture, nursery rhymes, history, and politics.


Nari Ward, Apollo/Poll
Nari Ward, Apollo / Poll, 2017. Steel, wood, vinyl, and LED lights, 29 x 11 x 4 ft. Originally presented and commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park, New York. Photo: Christopher E. Manning, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul

The Aldrich has formally renewed its outdoor sculpture exhibition program this year. Four new works—by Radcliffe Bailey, Tony Tassett, Tom Friedman, and Nari Ward—are sited across the museum’s campus, access to which is free and open to the public.


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