Ugo Rondinone: Stonehenge-y Sculptures

21 May
Ugo Rondinone, Soul, Gladstone Gallery, NYC, Stone Sculptures, Stone human figures, Human Nature, Public Art Fund, Rockefeller CenterUgo Rondinone, Soul, Gladstone Gallery, NYC, Stone Sculptures, Stone human figures, Human Nature, Public Art Fund, Rockefeller CenterUgo Rondinone, Soul, Gladstone Gallery, NYC, Stone Sculptures, Stone human figures, Human Nature, Public Art Fund, Rockefeller CenterClick to enlarge

I happened upon Swiss-born, NYC-based artist Ugo Rondinone’s Soul exhibit in Chelsea the other day to my great delight. Walking into the Gladstone Gallery and seeing a sort of unhinged Stonehenge in the form of human figures created by stacked bluestone lit naturally from the above skylight is really a treat. Visitors walk between the primitive-looking (and pretty cute) works, oddly blending in. At the same time, uptown, at a completely different scale, Rondinone has created Human Nature, a public art installation at Rockefeller Center consisting of nine colossal stone figures ranging in height from 16 to 20 feet and weighing up to 30,000 lbs each. A forest of mythic stone giants!

Soul will be at Gladstone Gallery at 21st Street through July 3, 2013. Human Nature will be on view at Rockefeller Center through July 7th.

Photos: collabcubed & Public Art Fund

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