George Segal, Michigan, Grand Rapids discussed on Johnny Rocket Launch Pad
I am thrilled to have on the line with me from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The curator of not only all the things that go on having to do with the sculpture, gardens and park. Sculpture Park at the Frederick Meyer location who is overseeing this brand new exhibit honoring the works. Of George Segal. And I think George Segal really came to the forefront of the average person who maybe wasn't following art world history in the making with his unique work. When the time magazine featured his work on the cover. I was a big thing, and so why don't we focus a little bit, you know, hidden on what? What is it? Exactly? That is the magnet that should attract people to this particular exhibit in Grand Rapids, Michigan, right? Well, two things on I appreciate your humor. The way you set the stage. You talked about the plaster and he used his medical bandages right? And he would create, you know, plaster plaster sculptures out of out of this very sort off. You know, medical, the medical practice right, which with people, which people used to Teo fix, fix. Ah, broken arm and and and so he created something out of that That was unique. And he was extremely creative and inventive and doing that, And I also you know, I remember his work going to museums in Europe. I mean, I was what I was going to those museums in Dusseldorf in Cologne and what not, and I was always like so intrigued by the kind of simplicity off how he would translate. You know that the human figure into something, you know, artistic and so When I looked at How can How can I represent Siegel? What can I do? But can I show it? Oh, there's also different. I realized that Not only was he such a such an innovative sculptor, he was also actually a very, very good painter. And you know, early on in his career, he was looking at pulses on and Ali Matisse and he was emulating those artists and In this exhibition, you can see, for instance, in one painting how is working through this European modernism and then and then and then how he transformed that in sculpture and went beyond it in sculpture, and it became something very guess you could say American, and it's kind of hands on have everyday kind of raw, raw appearance s O. We have all of that in the show you see and work in You know, with this sort of more modern color palette and at the same time, then you know, you see him working with this new material, the plaster, the plaster material and how he created the human human recreated the human body in plaster. Well, how many pieces are there? Actually in this exhibit? And our Are these all outdoors? No. So this is an indoor exhibition. We have specials. Culture galleries to show like things like those cultures that you would that are not in a In a condition that they can't be sure because you put that plaster things in the raid will melt their way we do about Segal. We do have a single outdoors. That's a bronze bronze. It can go outdoors. All right. So how many people are there altogether? They also there are about 10 sculptures, and they're about 32 dimensional pieces. So the two really kind of compliment each other on DH. I thought that was really the most exciting aspect. To see to see you know his his engagement with the human body and in all these different media Well, I want to share just as we're wrapping up the last of this today show. Um I want to say a special shout out to all of our fans and listeners and those of you driving around beautiful Michigan to direct you to the Frederick Meyer. Um, sculpture, Garden Sculpture, Gardens and sculpture park..