Sculpture in the landscape | TheLancasterNews.com
Over the next year, 10 sculptures will be exhibited around Van Wyck as part of an ongoing promotion of public art.
The sculptures are part of the Sculpture in the Cityscape exhibition which will run for approximately one year. Eight of the works of art are within sight of the Van Wyck Community Center at the intersection of Old Hickory and Rebound Roads.
The other two are nearby – at the corner of SC 5 and Rebound Road and the other near the corner of Steele Hill Road and Old Hickory Road, opposite the post office.
The pieces on display are part of a jury exhibition chosen from around 40 entries, said Van Wyck city councilor Bob Doster, a metal sculptor.
The city of Van Wyck is sponsoring the exhibition, which was recently installed.
âI hope people see something interesting and talk about it and discuss it,â he said.
Doster said a group of 10 citizens of Van Wyck chose the different rooms.
âI am satisfied with the way the jurors have done,â he said. âYou don’t have to have training to have a good eye.
The pieces come from artists all over the country and most are for sale, but they are quite expensive. One piece was from Rhode Island, while the closest was from nearby Waxhaw. Parts prices range from $ 5,200 to $ 40,000.
Doster said he hopes to have an interactive aspect to the rooms, so that when people look at them, they can learn more about the artist and the ideas behind the sculptures. He eventually hopes to have QR codes on the sculptures so that you can scan them with your phone.
“It will also be educational,” he said.
The sculptures on display are by the following artists, followed by the cost of each piece:
It takes three – Christian Hansen, Cary, NC, $ 6,800
Upside Down – Tom Risser, Waxhaw, NC, $ 10,000
Neutron Star 1 – Hanna Jubran, Grimesland, NC, $ 40,000
Collusion – Mike Hansel, Middletown, RI, $ 32,000
Orpheus – Charles Pilkey, Mint Hill, North Carolina, $ 9,000
The Dancer – Steve Zawistowski, Jacksonville, NC, $ 5,200
Limestone Lady – Doug Day, Matthews, NC, no price listed
Nova – Charles Pilkey, Mint Hill, North Carolina, $ 9,000
Support – Charlie Brouwer, Willis, Virginia, $ 8,500
Pixel – Adam Wells, Blacksburg, $ 9,600
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