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Presenting Unearthed, a sculpture installation by artist Stephen Talasnik

September 19, 2018

We are excited to announce our first indoor exhibition in the Olivier Music Barn at Tippet Rise Art Center: a sculpture installation by artist Stephen Talasnik, who, in 2016, created the large-scale yellow cedar and corten steel sculpture for Tippet Rise, Satellite #5: Pioneer. Titled Unearthed, the exhibition runs from October 19 – 28.

Unearthed will feature a new work called Hive, a site-specific, organic, habitable, architectural sculpture that will be hand-woven in situ and serve as a performance space large enough to accommodate a solo performer. It will also include a collection of models from his original Satellite Series, a project inspired by the “Transmitter Series,” a waterborne collaboration with the Buckminster Fuller Institute sited on the East River in New York City for floating habitats. Talasnik’s sculptures currently on display in the Olivier Music Barn, Archeology (2012) and Galaxy (2014), will also be included in the show.

The exhibition coincides with the release of Talasnik’s newest monograph, Unearthed: Stephen Talasnik by Monacelli Press, a book that explores the artist’s drawings, sculptures, and installations, from his monolithic ephemeral amphitheater Stream at Storm King Art Center in 2009 to his most recent work at Tippet Rise. Hive is part of an ongoing concept series of hand-woven habitats by Talasnik, traveling next to the Architektur Galerie Berlin.

Performances, educational opportunities, and conversations will take place in the exhibition to allow for meaningful interactions with the sculptures. Events include performances by violinist Angella Ahn and cellist Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee within Hive, as well as artist-led tours of the exhibition and site visits to Satellite #5: Pioneer.

All events will take place in the Olivier Music Barn. Touring the exhibition is free, but reservations to do so are required. For more information, please visit the Unearthed events page by clicking on the link below.