Storm King Art Center presents a major exhibition of large-scale works by American sculptor Mark di Suvero, to open on Governors Island on May 27. Mark di Suvero at Governors Island: Presented by Storm King Art Center comprises roughly a dozen works that will be sited across the 172-acre expanse of the Island, a former military base that is now a vibrant public space.
The exhibition, which is curated by Storm King Director and Curator David Collens, is the largest outdoor presentation of di Suvero’s sculpture to be shown in New York City since the 1970s. With loans from public and private collections—including a number of sculptures from Storm King’s own celebrated installation of the artist’s work—as well as several new works that have never been on public view, it will be the centerpiece of the 2011 season at Governors Island. The exhibition remains on view through September 25, and is free to the public.
Storm King President John P. Stern notes, “For many, the name Storm King is indelibly connected with that of Mark di Suvero, one of the world’s greatest sculptors. Indeed, di Suvero’s work is an integral part of the history of Storm King, where the ‘di Suvero fields’ represent one of the largest installations of the artist’s sculptures. We are thrilled that this exhibition enables us to present Mark’s work to a broad international audience.”
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg says: “New York City will be an incredible place to see public art this summer. I encourage all New Yorkers and visitors to go to Governors Island to see Storm King’s exhibition featuring the work of one of the country’s most extraordinary artists— Mark di Suvero.”
Leslie Koch, President of The Trust for Governors Island, adds, “The Trust for Governors Island is honored to be the site of the first exhibition that Storm King has organized outside of its campus. Viewing these dynamic sculptures against the backdrop of the City’s skyline and harbor will be an incredible experience for all Island visitors.”