press release

Socrates Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the opening of Vista, on Sunday, May 8, 2011, from 2 - 6pm. Curated by Alyson Baker, with Lars Fisk and Elissa Goldstone, the show will explore the interplay between methods of viewing and the interpretation of the physical world. Vista includes eleven new works by artists: Ivan Argote, Jillian Conrad, Priscila De Carvalho, Blane De St. Croix, Michael Clyde Johnson, Leif Low-beer, Steven Millar, Slinko, Howie Sneider, Rob Swainston, and Jason Tomme.

Vista will explore the ways that methods of viewing and observation determine the assessment and evaluation of an object or scene. The works in the exhibition will employ visual alignment, perspective, and the framing of a site-line or point of view to dictate perception. The show will re-examine themes and ideas that were initially laid out in the Park's 2002 show View and is being curated in response to a reemergence of these topics in current artmaking practices. The Park's location along the East River provides a spectacular view of Manhattan that is the backdrop for all the exhibitions presented at the Park. This show will take particular stock in the Park's location and the outlook that it affords of urban greenspace, iconic cityscape, river and open sky.

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Kuratoren: Alyson Baker mit Lars Fisk, Elissa Goldstone

Künstler: Ivan Argote, Jillian Conrad, Priscila De Carvalho, Blane de St. Croix, Michael Clyde Johnson, Leif Low-Beer, Steven Millar, Slinko , Howie Sneider, Rob Swainston, Jason Tomme