Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saint Clair Cemin's "In The Center" On Broadway

Brazilian artist Saint Clair Cemin is exhibiting seven of his sculptures in parks and pedestrian malls along Broadway between 57th and 157th Streets in Manhattan. The exhibition is being presented by the Broadway Mall Association in collaboration with the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibit includes the sculpture pictured above called “In the Center” (2002), a seven-foot-tall semiabstract figure sporting a gaucho hat and holding a divining rod, installed on the Broadway median at 79th Street. According to the artist, the sculpture’s title is related to his mother’s property, where the family survived on well water. “Art is perception,” he said, “and in the center of perception is this strange faceless giant that looks for things — looks for water — and finds it.” The exhibition runs through January 2013.

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