Dwell Recommends: Storm King Art Center

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May 7, 2014
Storm King Art Center offers two new reasons to visit Upstate New York in the upcoming months. Read Full Article
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  Zhang Huan explains that the idea behind "Three Legged Buddha" was juxtaposing "two forces, one from heaven, one from earth, merging them together, but also putting them together as opposite forces." Storm King Art Center, gift of Zhang Huan and Pace Gallery. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson, © Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.
    Zhang Huan explains that the idea behind "Three Legged Buddha" was juxtaposing "two forces, one from heaven, one from earth, merging them together, but also putting them together as opposite forces." Storm King Art Center, gift of Zhang Huan and Pace Gallery. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson, © Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.
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  Zhang's "Three Legged Buddha" towers over the surrounding landscape. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson, © Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.
    Zhang's "Three Legged Buddha" towers over the surrounding landscape. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson, © Zhang Huan Studio, courtesy Pace Gallery.
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  Huan draws from traditional meanings of gates as transitional pathways linking life and death. Image courtesy of Pace Gallery.
    Huan draws from traditional meanings of gates as transitional pathways linking life and death. Image courtesy of Pace Gallery.
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  Zhang Huan's work will be displayed at Storm King Art Center from May 3 to November 9, 2014. Image courtesy of Pace Gallery.
    Zhang Huan's work will be displayed at Storm King Art Center from May 3 to November 9, 2014. Image courtesy of Pace Gallery.
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  Peace No. 2, from 2001, is the earliest work in the exhibition. Zhang designed it while living in New York and sent instructions back to China, where it was fabricated. This 20-foot-tall bronze sculpture comprises of a gold-leaf replica of Zhang’s body dangling from the center of a traditional Buddhist bell. Image courtesy of Pace Gallery.
    Peace No. 2, from 2001, is the earliest work in the exhibition. Zhang designed it while living in New York and sent instructions back to China, where it was fabricated. This 20-foot-tall bronze sculpture comprises of a gold-leaf replica of Zhang’s body dangling from the center of a traditional Buddhist bell. Image courtesy of Pace Gallery.
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  Virginia Overton's brass sculpture follows the undulations of the Storm King site. Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.
    Virginia Overton's brass sculpture follows the undulations of the Storm King site. Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center.
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  Overton's installation has an interactive aspect to it, as the visitors can talk back and forth through the pipe. Image courtesy of Storm King Art Center.
    Overton's installation has an interactive aspect to it, as the visitors can talk back and forth through the pipe. Image courtesy of Storm King Art Center.

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