LACMA Lends 6 Sculptures to South Coast Botanic Garden
|Nancy Graves, Trace, 1981. Photo: Chuck Bennett|
Titled "Hide and Seek: Art Meets Nature," the display is not a conventional sculpture garden. The six sculptures are scattered over the garden's 87 acres (hence "Hide and Seek").
|Peter Voulkos, Firestone, 1965 (as installed in LACMA's sculpture garden)|
I don't know whether that qualifies SCBG as a LACMA "satellite," but in this case it's easy to follow the logic. LACMA has more outdoor-scaled contemporary sculptures than it can show on its campus. With the exception of Urban Light, the outdoor sculptures tend to get bypassed anyway. SCBG provides a different kind of experience, a museum without walls where visitors might be inclined to spend more than 15 seconds with a single artwork.
|Mark di Suvero, Teha, 1971. Photo: Chuck Bennett|
|Richard Artschwager, One on One, 1989. Photo: Chuck Bennett|