Jonathan Prince Brings ‘Elemental Matters’ to Chesterwood’s Historic Landscape
“Elementary matters: the sculpture of Jonathan Prince“, an outdoor exhibition of twelve of Prince’s large-scale and monumental works of art, will be on view from July 1 to October 24 at Chesterwood, the former summer residence and studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French in Stockbridge MA French (1850-1931) is best known for his statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
“The exhibition focuses on Prince’s more recent metallic works, which are often mistaken for wood, stone or liquid,” explains exhibition curator Cassandra Sohn. “Although monumental in structure, rooted in perfect geometry and made of metal, his sculptures possess an innate vulnerability and are meditative works in both process and concept. The cracks and breaks remind us of the fragility of nature and humanity, and in some sculptures create a literal environment for self-reflection. All of the sculptures in the exhibition are for sale, with some donated directly to Chesterwood to further its mission of supporting contemporary artists.
As part of the exhibition, Jonathan Prince launches IOTA, his first work designed for the Metaverse and visible in mobile augmented reality (AR). Embodying much of the hallmarks of his physical sculptures, the work is a collaboration between Jonathan Prince/Berkshire House, emerging AR presentation platform Scavengar, and art technology consultancy MONSOLO.
The entire Jonathan Prince sculpture is for sale, with some donated directly to Chesterwood to further its mission of supporting contemporary artists.
About Jonathan Prince:
Born in New York, Jonathan Prince is an American artist known for his monumental sculptures made from steel and stone that explore the human connection between our inner and outer selves. Prince’s works are uniquely influenced by his background in science, technology and medicine. He holds a doctorate from Columbia University and is the founder of various technology companies, he also holds several scientific patents. Prince’s first museum exhibition “The Hologlobe” in 1996 at the Smithsonian Institution merged the worlds of art and technology and was funded by the National Science Foundation, DARPA and NASA. At the heart of his sculptures, he strives to show the beauty that can exist in ruptures and that can emerge from chaos. Prince continually pushes the limits of how materials behave, as well as the limits of what the human hand can accomplish. http://jonathanprince.com