Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Best Things in Life Are Free: Robert Lobe's "Nature in Nature," Prospect Park through November 2011


Robert Lobe, Invisible Earth. 2007, heat-treated hammered aluminum, 9 x 5.5 x 13.5 feet

Following up on my last blog post about the high cost of museum admission, let's celebrate the Fall Art Season with an art exhibition that is free and open to the public. Today I want to shine a spotlight on Robert Lobe's magnficent installation of three sculptures in Prospect Park, Brooklyn: Nature in Nature (through November 2011).  Here three graceful works made out of Lobe's famous repouss√© method elide our concepts of abstraction and realism.

The chief experience derived from Lobe's eloquent work is a meditation on the existential nature of nature itself in terms of matter, time and context. "Each tree tells a story," Lobe wants us to know and see in Nature's Clock (2006), Invisible Earth  (2007), and Antique Jenny (2011).

Robert Lobe, Natures Clock, 2006, heat-treated hammered aluminum, 11.5 x 9 x 14 feet

Robert Lobe, Antique Jenny. 2011, heat-treated hammered aluminum, 11 x 5 x 13.5 feet

But, please don't take my word for it.  In this video, Robert Lobe explains it all to you himself:

Lobe's project was generously supported by Artspire and GMC.

Please visit his website: http://www.robertlobe.com/ to view the entire installation and other projects on view in Westchester, New York (for free), Massachusetts, and elsewhere.

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