Magazine article Sculpture

Socrates Sculpture Park

Magazine article Sculpture

Socrates Sculpture Park

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Long Island City, New York

Gabriela Albergaria

Agnes Denes

Heide Fasnacht

Through August 30, 2015

This summer, Socrates is hosting three new commissions-major large-scale works that draw together nature, culture, science, belief, the real, and the artificial. Denes's The Living Pyramid, her first work in New York City since 1982's iconic Wheatfield-A Confrontation, continues her seemingly impossible synthesis of the visionary and the intellectual. Created from several tons of soil, the 30-foot-high, tiered earthwork serves as a terraced planting bed, seeded with grasses and wildflowers that will continue to grow through the duration of the show. Fasnacht-always fascinated by shifting states of matter-turns to the creation and formation of sinkholes in Suspect Terrain (the title references John McPhee's narrative of the earth as seen through the lens of plate tectonics). …

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