Storm King Sculpture Park Exhibits Open in the Hudson Valley

  • Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson
    Zhang Huan, Three Legged Buddha, 2007, steel and copper Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson.
    Virginia Overton, untitled, 2014, brass and painted steel Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson.
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    Zhang Huan, long Island Buddha, 2010-11, copper Courtesy the artist
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    Zhang Huan, peace No. 2, 2001, cast bronze, gold leaf, and steel Courtesy the artist
  • Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery. Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson
  • Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson.
  • Courtesy the artist
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  • Emily Selter

On the East Coast, spring means warmer weather and the opening of many exciting art exhibits and installations. Among the noteworthy new presentations are two at the Storm King Art Center, a 500-acre museum and outdoor sculpture park located in New York’s picturesque Hudson Valley, where many New Yorkers flock to see dramatic sculpture in striking open-air spaces.

Storm King is presenting two new exhibitions for the 2014 season: Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition is on display nowthrough November 9, and Outlooks: Virginia Overton will be up through November 30. In creating the works on view, the contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Huan was greatly inspired by traditional Chinese culture and Buddhism. The centerpiece of the show is the artist’s Three Legged Buddha, a 12-ton steel-and-copper sculpture. Surrounding this massive work are five large pieces by the artist, and the exhibition is continued inside Storm King’s museum building, where other sculptures and works on paper are displayed. The pieces in the exhibition range from oversize body parts inspired by traditional copper Buddha statues to heads sculpted of ash collected from Buddhist temples.

Installed just a short walk away from Zhang Huan’s outdoor sculptures is a work by Virginia Overton, a U.S. artist who is exhibiting as part of Storm King’s Outlooks Series. As part of the annual series, the art center invites a contemporary artist to activate its landscape in a new and different way. Overton’s sculpture is a 488-foot-long glimmering brass tube that undulates across a hay field. (www.stormking.org)

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