American-born sculptor, octogenarian Grace Knowlton (b. 1932), expands her collection at LongHouse with Spheres; orbs created, in her words, by “the laying on of hands.” These sculptures— Knowlton’s conception of “painting in the round”– offer a rich relationship between the space inside the shell and its external surface. Their graduated sizes and textural materials punctuate the gardens as we pause to admire. A graduate of Smith College, Knowlton received a Masters in Arts and Education from Columbia University and taught at the Art Students League. Internationally recognized, her work has been widely exhibited, and is represented in many public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Knowlton has been featured in Art in America, The New Yorker, Architectural Digest, Arts Magazine, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine and Vogue. At the age of 83, she is still filling commissions for her sculptural “orbs” for private and public collections worldwide.


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