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Ewerdt Hilgemann, Moments in a Stream

August 1, 2014 to November 7, 2014
Park Avenue Malls, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.


Hilgemann’s installation, Moments in a Stream, will parade along the avenue in seven locations, from 52nd Street to 67th Street, with large-scale pieces—some in groups of two or more—placed on the grassy medians. The seven sculptures, ranging in size from 8 to 20 feet in height, were created especially for the Park Avenue installation using a unique vacuum process, which “implodes” geometric shapes causing the material to deform according to natural laws.

Hilgemann’s “implosion” process begins by fabricating perfect, geometrically pure stainless steel forms, which are meticulously welded and polished to satin gloss. After the pieces are complete, the artist slowly pulls the air out with a vacuum pump, putting the natural atmospheric pressure to sculptural use and collapsing the forms into their final shape. In a delicate balance of planning and chance each piece acquires individual character demonstrating unexpected and striking possibilities of the material.

Sculpture locations include Cube Flower at 52nd-53rd Street; Threesome (Caryatids) at 54th Street, Triple at 57th Street; Dancers (Tango) at 59th Street; Double at 64th Street; Cube at 65th Street and Habakuk at 67th Street.

This exhibition is presented by The Fund For Park Avenue and Magnan Metz Gallery.

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