Monday, September 26, 2011

Watch the "Horizons"

The weather is changing outside and grey skies spread eerie shadows over the cast-iron figures in the Georgia Museum of Art’s “Horizons” exhibition. Twelve life-size sculptures have held their gaze over the sculpture garden and around the museum since last January, but the exhibition will close this November 30th.

Fall skies provide a perfect time to catch the glow of the rusted iron and inset glass. Steinunn Thorarinsdottir is an Icelandic artist who studied sculpture in England and Italy, but now lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her stoic depictions of the human form in “Horizons” have appeared in fields, forests and gardens since 2007 before arriving at their sixth destination, the Georgia Museum of Art.

Another outdoor exhibition of Thoraarinsdottir’s recently closed in New York City’s Hammarskjold Plaza, a dynamic area of the city known for its political energy and as a rally local. Thorarinsdottir told the Wall Street Journal, “Often the figures have become silent witnesses and participants in deeply serious demonstrations as well as more light-hearted festivals.”

The Georgia Museum of Art’s sculpture garden on the other hand has afforded “Horizons” a calm place to land. However, with events coming up such as the High Falutin’ Hootenanny, a celebration with live music, barbeque and beer, these sculptures may get a little more action.

Come enjoy the cooler weather and true colors of the “Horizons” exhibition before the end of November. A list of exhibitions and events such as the High Falutin’ Hootenanny can be found on our website.

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