Mountainville's Storm King Art Center To Open Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibtions 6/5
On June 5, the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York will open two new exhibtions to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary: 'The View from Here: Storm King at Fifty' and '5+5: New Perspectives.'
'5+5: New Perspectives" will comprise twelve new and recent works by ten artists. Five of the artists-Alice Aycock, Chakaia Booker, Andy Goldsworthy, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Mark di Suvero-are already represented in Storm King's collection. New to Storm King are John Bisbee, Maria Elena González, Darrell Petit, Alyson Shotz, and Stephen Talasnik. Six of the sculptures presented in the exhibition were specially created for the occasion.
'The View from Here: Storm King at Fifty', installed in the Museum Building, will explore Storm King's history, including the development of its collection and the creation of its carefully cultivated landscape. Thanks to Storm King's wealth of archival documents, videos, and photographs, the exhibition will evolve and change over the course of the 2010 and 2011 seasons. The exhibition will offer a dynamic narrative of Storm King's first fifty years, illuminating its place in the contemporary art world and looking toward its future.
Storm King, located on Old Pleasant Hill Road in Mountainville, New York, encompasses 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields in the historic Hudson River Valley. Its collection of sculpture includes works by many of the twentieth century's most influential artists. For more information, visit http://www.stormking.org/.