Monday, September 2, 2013

Exploring Boston: "Convergence: Sculptors Gallery"

"Convergence: Boston Sculptors Gallery" is worth mentioning early in this series of summer catch-up posts not only for its own visual merits, but because it's still going on. If you're going to be in Boston anytime before the show ends, it might well be worth the visit:

"The Boston Sculptors Gallery is pleased to announce its first outdoor exhibition of monumental, site-specific art works, co-sponsored by The First Church of Christ, Scientist. In a convergence of imagination and civic pride, over two dozen art installations from Boston Sculptors Gallery members will be displayed on The Christian Science Plaza from Wednesday, May 1 to Thursday, October 31, 2013."

The exhibit is behind the Prudential tower, in the area of the long reflecting pool in the Christian Science Plaza. (The exhibit is non-religious; the church is simply letting the exhibitors use the public space.)

There are two websites that describe the exhibit: an unofficial site,and an official site. Oddly the unofficial site is better for a general overview and maps, but the official site the has lots more detail, including times/dates for the many talks, tours, and performances associated with the event.

I visited on a hot but overcast day in July. A sampling:

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Andy Zimmerman's highly-reflective"Wave Cloud:"

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Nancy Milliken's "Lighthouse," which is actually raw sheepskins over a metal armature:
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Another view of The Lighthouse:
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Michelle Lougee's "Christian Science Coral:"
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Two wood-on-metal constructions by Jim Henderson:
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Joseph Wheelwright's "Loving Stones:"
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Dodson & Moerlein's "Poised:"
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Donna Dodson's "Tiger Mother #1:"
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And, on the other side of the plaza, "Tiger Mother #2:"
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Murray Dewart's gorgeous stone and alloy "One bright morning:"
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Tucked in a niche, Sally Fine's "Minoan Reflection:"
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Eric Sealine's "Arabesque:"
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Rosalyn Driscoll's two-sided "Nave:"
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Yes, I thought it was litter at first, but it's Laura Evan's wry "Bag Lunch" bronze:
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It looked like an outrigger canoe to me, but Peter Decamp Haines named it "Reclining Blade:"
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Another Peter Decamp Haines piece, "Inner Eagle" seems to somewhat echo the shape of the building behind it:
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I loved the sheer whimsy of Andy Moerlein's "Impossible:"
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Leslie Wilcox decided to dress up some trees in "Sentinel Stand:"
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One of two Gillian Christy "The Space Within" pieces:
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Margaret Swan's oddly mechanical-looking "Templum:"
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One of Marilu Swett's "Water Forms:"
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The other "Water Form:"
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Slideshow: Click. Album: Click.

As of this posting, the exhibit runs 60 more days --- and I think it's well worth the visit!

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