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On-Site

Sun Jun 5 – Fri Sep 30 2011

Olympic Sculpture Park

Grounds and Pavilion

On-Site, the second summer exhibition at the Olympic Sculpture Park, brings together new sculptures by Gretchen Bennett, Nicholas Nyland and Carolina Silva. Invited by Marisa C. Sánchez, SAM’s Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, these 3 artists have conceived of objects, often experimental in concept and execution, that respond to the context of the park environment. Their temporary interventions provide unexpected encounters with sculpture, in turn encouraging fresh perspectives on sculpture and its making. Working in response to the park environment, their diverse works cast a new lens on our experience with sculpture and with the landscape at the Olympic Sculpture Park.


This exhibition was organized by the Seattle Art Museum. Support for artwork by Carolina Silva was provided by The Spain Arts & Culture Foundation, the Embassy of Spain, Washington, DC. SAM's Park Season at the Olympic Sculpture Park was sponsored by Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS), Washington Partners, Amgen and RealNetworks Foundation. Media sponsor was Seattle Weekly.


Photography by Robert Wade

Foreground: Flemish Lines, 2011, Nicholas Nyland, American, b. 1976, acrylic on nylon rope, Courtesy of the artist

Background [black cube on the horizon]: Air Below Ground, 2011, Carolina Silva, Spanish, b. 1976, wood. During the exhibition a number of installations will take place within the structure and a variety of materials will be used by the artist. Courtesy of the artist Special thanks to the US-Spain Foundation for Arts and Culture, Embassy of Spain, Washington, DC