We currently have an exhibit honoring artist, Kurt Seligmann. On view are prints of his work as well as a panels of information on his life and death. This unique experience is housed in Kurt’s Studio located on the Seligmann Homestead. The Homestead was left to the Orange County Citizens Foundation upon Kurt’s wife, Arlette’s passing.
Take a tour of the grounds on our Art Sculpture Trail on Seligmann Grounds.
Sculptures on Long-Term View
Three Spirals Sculpture
Born in NYC in 1929. Attended Stuyvesant, City College, Columbia University earning a Masters in Industrial Engineering. Worked for IBM and others before acquiring an electroplating chrome factory in Brooklyn. Studied sculpture sporadically at night at Art Students League and National Academy. He built a studio in Warwick and started working on large outdoor geometric pieces.
The spirals are one response to a series of ways to change an aluminum sheet from two to three dimensions. They can spin in the wind, resonate, chime, contract and expand. Local artist John Simon, positioned them to make a single unitary presence.
Book Tree, 2012
Jed Bark joined Holly Solomon Gallery when it opened in 1975 and exhibited there regularly until the mid-1980’s, when he shifted his full-time focus to Bark Frameworks. His works are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Centre Pompidou, among others. Bark’s work was recently shown in the exhibition “Rituals of Rented Island” at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2014) and at Paris Photo (2016). An individual exhibition of his work, “Jared Bark: Photobooth Works, 1969-1976,” took place at Southfirst Gallery in 2015.
Crazy Column, 1976
526 x 53 x 53 cm
Bernard Kirschenbaum, born in 1924 in New York City, is an artist known for both his architecture and sculptures. Shortly after graduating from Chicago’s Institute of Design in 1952, Kirschenbaum moved to Massachusetts and opened an architecture firm along with several of his colleagues. The firm became well known for the development of the D.E.W. Line Dome System, which were a string of domes to cover radar equipment. After moving back to New York City in 1957, Kirschenbaum built a dome studio for artist Susan Weil, whom he later married. His focus shifted from architectural design to sculptural art in the 1960’s when he made a sculpture for a group show at a New York gallery. He had his first of many solo exhibits in 1969. Over the next few decades, Kirschenbaum exhibited art in a variety of locations including NYC, Washington D.C., Sweden, Wisconsin, and Finland. www.bernardkirschenbaum.com.