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Mark di Suvero's work (Title Unknown), Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, NY from my 2011 archive


Mark di Suvero's work (Title Unknown), Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, NY from my 2011 archive


June 21, 2011

The largest outdoor exhibit of Mark di Suvero's work in New York City since the 1970's is up at Governors Island. I took my sister a few weeks ago when she was visiting, and the forecast predicted a day of fair weather. I managed to snap two photos of his work before it started to rain. I have no idea why I even bother checking the weather.

Last time I was at Socrates Sculpture Park, I noticed a new work of di Suvero's out on the grounds. There is a fenced area to the left of the sculpture where he houses works in progress. (That is an assumption.) It was nice to view the work unobstructed, peeking through a fence is not the ideal way to view sculptures.

Fortunately, there will be another chance to see the exhibit at Governors Island. My sister is coming back in August, this time with my nephew and niece. Since we were rained out, she wants to go back. It should be interesting to see how my nephew and niece interact with Di Suvero's work. I have witnessed kids walking up to his sculptures and instinctually climbing them. I am sure my nephew and niece will not be permitted to climb the work, but they will get a chance to ding a bell that is installed on one of the pieces for the purpose of interaction. I should bring an umbrella this time, just in case, and earplugs are not a bad idea either.