A faculty member and an alumnus are presenting exhibitions concurrently at the sprawling Storm King Art Center in upstate New York.
BFA Fine Arts faculty member Lynda Benglis‘s “Water Sources” exhibition features sculptures and fountains installed outdoors across Storm King’s 500-acres and indoor works showcased in six galleries in the Museum Building. Some of her outdoor fountains are influenced by otherworldly landscapes—including atomic clouds—while another never-before-seen fountain, Hill and Clouds, 2015, glows in the dark. Indoor pieces, compromised of stone and bronze, are inspired by the rock formations of New Mexico and other landscapes. On view at Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, New York, through November 15.
Luke Stettner (MFA 2005 Photography, Video and Related Media) also presents a large-scale outdoor installation as well as other works as part of Storm King’s Outlooks series, a program that encourages an emerging or mid-career artist to create a site-specific work. Stettner’s outdoor installation involves sculptural trenches filled with biochar, a sustainable soil-enriching form of charcoal that resembles burnt wood and contrasts with the liveliness of Storm King’s surrounding grasses. Indoor works, which all relate directly to the outdoor installation, include: a sculpture made of concrete and mobile phones, and a series of photographs—some shot by Sterner, others found and re-photographed to suit the exhibition. On view at Storm King Art Center, through November 29.
Top photo: installation in progress at Storm King Art Center, work by Lynda Benglis.