“The Space Within, Buds” &
“The Space Within, Leaves”
2013 Stainless steel, powder coating, 96” x 54” x 22” each by Gillian Christy
The two house-shaped sculptures of The Space Within embrace leaves and budding plants caught in a continuous spiraling loop. They convey a confluence of energy and form a connection between home and one’s surroundings. Christy’s large-scale, site-specific sculptures bring life and motion to the urban environment.
Double Take: Gillian Christy & Joseph Wheelwright
Sat May 18th 11am. Meet at the entrance to The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Mass Ave and walk around the sculptures that are installed on the plaza and end at the bookstore, where the participants can purchase the catalog. The tour is free and open to the public.
Joseph Wheelwright has carved two 3-ton granite boulders into a pair of stone heads which gaze lovingly into each other's eyes. Their title is simply "Loving Stones." During his talk Wheelwright will provide a guided tour of the exhibition CONVERGENCE and explain the process of collecting and carving stones on this scale. His best known local stone head is the "Listening Stone" in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA.
"The Space Within" by Gillian Christy consists of a pair of sculptures in which New England clapboards define the house shape. The details within either piece are sculpted organic buds or leaves. Christy will discuss her interest in expressing connectivity through form and share her informed impressions of the sculptures on view.
Update: In this video, Laurie Scott, employee of Christian Science Plaza, Boston, talks about the sculpture "The Space Within" by Gillian Christy, one piece of a collection of art in the exhibit, Convergence, in Boston, Massachusetts. This exhibit is cosponsored by the Boston Sculptors Gallery and The First Church of Christ, Scientist. You can see the exhibit from May 1-October 31, 2013, at 210 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's Back Bay.