Check It Out: Rites of Spring

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Check It Out: Rites of Spring

April 27, 2009
01:10pm
The LongHouse Reserve in in East Hampton, NY, opened their Spring Season on Saturday, April 25th. Their Rites of Spring opening featured new sculptures by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Eric Fischl, Gonzalo Fonseca, George Rickey and Johnny Swing. There was also a site specific water sculpture by Mia Westerlund Roosen.

Among the new pieces is East Ender Eric Fischl’s Tumbling Woman, which was commissioned to commemorate those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on 9/11. It was deemed controversial and withdrawn after being installed along a Rockefeller Center concourse. Visitors discovered four of Gonzalo Fonseca’s sculptures which are developed from marble, travertine, limestone and brownstone. LongHouse reinstalled Magdalena Abakanwicz’s two figures which once again graze Peter’s Pond. Celebrated kinetic sculpture and contemporary artist George Rickey’s sculptures enticed visitors to study the simplicity and scale of their moving parts. This season Johnny Swing’s most recent work (he has other pieces at LongHouse) Finally Mia Westerlund Roosen’s water feature of stucco and running water invited viewers to inside to sit and listen as water cascades through the sculpture from above.

Shown above: Newly installed sculpture by Magdalena Abakanowicz: Rabdomante (Black Standing Figure), 1998-1999