Sculpture Gardens Come Alive
Written by Beth Young | June 3, 2021
If you’re just taking baby steps out into the post-Covid world, a trip to a sculpture garden might be just what the doctor ordered — fresh air and a chance to see great art in a socially distant but still exciting atmosphere.
Over at the Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens at 36 Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton, a new installation, Uncommon Ground, opening June 26, will include more than 20 larger-than-life sculptures from the hands of 14 contemporary sculptors, working in a variety of materials including metal, stone, marble, and wood.
The exhibition has been extended through the fall of 2022 to allow for amply-distanced viewing and anticipated programming including music, curator’s tours, and artists’ talks throughout the year.
Participating artists include Kevin Barrett, Norman Mooney, Bill Barrett, Joel Perlman, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Richard Heinrich, Robert Perless, Alex Barrett, Gino MIles, Carole Eisner, Harry S. Gordon, David Hayes, Steve Zaluski, and Peter Rosenthal.
Kevin Barrett’s Guided Spirit was created expressly for the exhibition — its rhythmic, organic forms echo the branches of nearby trees and the lyricism of the garden terrain. Norman Mooney’s Butterfly Effect seems to have germinated from the garden soil, growing beyond its physical possibilities, while Robert Perless’ Kinetic Pulsar is beckoned by the wind and light to create a trail of reflective rainbows and curiosities.
“The sculptures are wonderfully paired with their surroundings — they enhance the garden landscape and provide another layer of meaning to our visitors,” says Bridge Gardens Director Rick Bogusch.
Bridge Gardens is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details, call 631.537.7440.
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