June 19 – October, 2021
Ned Smyth: LifeLandcraft Garden Foundation, Mattituck, NY Landcraft Garden Foundation
On View From June to October, 2021
Landcraft Garden Foundation is pleased to announce the inauguration of its new annual series Sculpture in the Garden which will launch this June with a sculptural installation by artist Ned Smyth.
Beginning in the summer of 2021, Landcraft Garden Foundation will host an artist to conceive of a special project for the sumptuous outdoor spaces of their Mattituck gardens. Showcasing artists who reside in the vibrant artistic communities of the North Fork region of Long Island, Sculpture in the Garden exhibitions will run from June until October of each year and will propose a new artist each season. One of the primary missions of the Sculpture in the Garden series is to activate the artistic community of the North Fork. The exhibitions will be curated by members of the Landcraft Garden Foundation Art Advisory Board members, Ugo Rondinone and Alison M. Gingeras, who will alternate their curatorial projects every other year. Rondinone has organized the inaugural Ned Smyth exhibition.
Ambulating through the four acres of the Landcraft’s botanical gardens, visitors will encounter several monumental sculptures by Ned Smyth sited in dialogue with specific landscapes and the surrounding natural flora. Entitled Life, this exhibition focuses on a critical juncture of Smyth’s oeuvre that he forged in the 1970s, at a moment in which he moved away from the orthodoxies of Minimalism.