Site Specific: New Installations by Stephen Talasnik and Lawrence Wein
Saturday, June 22
$15; complimentary for members
Join us for our second opening of the season with new works on view, with a special performance at 4pm by singer Joy Jan Jones.Echo
Stephen Talasnik's "Echo" will float gracefully in our water feature, "Black Mirror." These hives will be made of woven flat reed bamboo and remain part of the LongHouse landscape throughout the summer.
The genius of Talasnik's work is often characterized as fictional engineering as he builds intricate works without drawings and are built by hand. Talasnik uses natural materials such as wood, reed and bamboo in these ephemeral sculptures.
OUT OF SIGHT
Lawrence Weiner's texts have appeared in all sorts of places over the last five decades and was one of the first artists to present language as art. He defines his sculptural medium simply as "language + the material referred to" in the sense that language is a material for construction. OUT OF SIGHT is a participatory hopscotch-inspired artwork that aims to inspire and engage people through positive visualization. OUT OF SIGHT is not only a work of art but also an enlivening experience for each person who encounters it. This work is meant to be a metaphorical framework for the journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment.
Learn more at outofsight.org.
Purchase tickets for Site Specific here.
Installation new work in the gardens is made possible in part through the Joyce and Irving Goldman Foundation, The Johnson Family Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Wendy and Les Mandelbaum, Anonymous Donor, Sandy and Steve Perlbinder and LHR member support.
Additional support for OUT OF SIGHT is made possible with the generous support of Adelaide de Menil, Katja Goldman and Michael W. Sonnenfeldt.
Art in the Gardens is funded in part by Suffolk County.
OUT OF SIGHT by Lawrence Weiner
Joy Jan Jones