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Transformations: The Art of John Van Alstine

sculpture made from granite and steelJohn Van Alstine (American, b. 1952), Sisyphean Circle 10-16-16, 2016, granite, galvanized and powder coated steel, 57 x 52 x 18 in. © John Van Alstine
Hosted By:  The Hyde Collection
When: Today until Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
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Transformations: The Art of John Van Alstine

June 12 to October 31, 2021
Wood and Feibes & Schmitt Galleries

Lockdown in 2020 proved a catalyst for sculptor John Van Alstine to reconsider themes long dominant in his art. This exhibition draws from among over sixty small scale sculptures in bronze and stone created during the pandemic-imposed isolation at his studio on the banks of the Great Sacandaga River in Wells, New York. In these intimate works, he honed the synergy between man-made materials and natural forces—motion, balance, inertia, gravity, tension, and erosion—that he has articulated throughout his fifty or more years as a sculptor, and expressed through allusions to the ancient myth of Sisyphus, celestial navigation, the human body in the form of Juggler, and in industrial shards and urban forms.

Curated by Caroline Welsh, art historian and director emerita of Adirondack Experience.

Museum Hours:
Thursday: 10am 5pm
Friday: 10am 5pm
Saturday: 10am 5pm
Sunday: 10am 5pm
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