John Chamberlain sculptures outside the Seagram BuildingBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // October 20, 2012 in Art, New York
Here are three photos I took last Wednesday evening on the plaza of the Seagram Building in Manhattan. They are of sculptures by John Chamberlain. I took others and you can see the full set here on Flickr.
The works are hard to describe. They do an odd thing with scale, because at some level they read like colored aluminum foil, wrapped over cardboard tubes or perhaps playdoh extruded from one of those playdoh presses you had as a kid. That is to say, they evoke associations with household objects, toys and kitchen tools.
But if you focus less on the material and more on the shapes, particularly as the shapes shift as you walk among them on the plaza, they seem somehow organic, acquatic.
I'll bet they look very different during the day. They probably relate to the Seagram Building differently, too, in daylight.