Out of Site at Chesterwood

{ Through Monday, October 9th } This year’s annual exhibition of contemporary sculpture focuses on Chesterwood as a site for creativity.

People may know Chesterwood as the summer home of sculpture Daniel Chester French, creator of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., among many others. What they may not realize is that it is also an outdoor sculpture park, where each year sculptors are invited to showcase their works. This year’s exhibit, Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, features the work of 14 artists invited by guest curator Sharon Bates to develop new projects or to adapt existing works that directly respond to the environmental, cultural, and aesthetic attributes of the landscape at Chesterwood.

Artists Roberley Bell and Colin C. Boyd have taken cues from the natural world and re-imagined them for Chesterwood’s dramatic outdoor setting. Matt Crane, Roger Bisbing, and Chrissy Scolaro have employed varied materials to construct narrative and illusive forms. Brian Kane and Michael Oatman and Portia Munson present creatures of monumental scale and Derek Parker, Deborah Zlotsky, and Amy Podmore address the passage of time in our present day lives. Douglas Culhane, Matt LaFleur, and Amelia Toelke explore different aspects of home through built structures.

Chesterwood, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers walking tours of the sculptures on Fridays at 2 p.m. on July 21 and 28, and August 4 and 11, and are free with admission.

Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood
4 Williamsville Road
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Through Monday, October 9
Adults, $18.00; Seniors, $17.00; Grounds only fee, $10.00; NTHP Members, Military & Children, 13-17, $9.00; Friends of Chesterwood & Children Under 13, Free.
Tom image Matt LaFleur, The Camp (detail), 2017, Wood and paint, courtesy of Chesterfield
Nathan FrontieroOut of Site at Chesterwood