Hamilton, OH – Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is proud to present sculptor Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir’s (Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir) exhibition “BORDERS.”
Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir will visit Pyramid Hill on Sunday, March 8th - International Women’s Day – for an artist walk through “BORDERS.” Visitors will be guided by the artist through her outdoor sculpture series which includes eleven pairs of cast iron and cast aluminum life-sized figurative works.
“A dialogue between the viewer and the work is formed with a tactile and personal interaction as the figures occupy the same space as we do,” writes Thórarinsdóttir in an artist statement. “The viewer often feels the need to touch the sculptures and approach them. Due to the neutrality of the works and the fact that they are life size, the viewer experiences the possibility to interact, touch, and identify themselves with the sculptures.”
Working as a sculptor for over 40 years, Thórarinsdóttir has exhibited her work in museums, galleries, and public spaces around the world. Thórarinsdóttir’s utilizes figurative sculpture to explore the human condition, creating androgynous and deliberately anonymous human figures to examine the ways in which humans relate to the environment and to one another. “BORDERS” debuted at the Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in 2011 and has since appeared in Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, and Baton Rouge. The figures in the exhibit emphasize the fact that all humans are connected despite our differences.
“We are thrilled to host ‘BORDERS’ at Pyramid Hill,” says Executive Director Sean FitzGibbons. “Especially with some of the social and political issues looming throughout the world today. There are very harsh lines being created to divide our world. ‘BORDERS’ is a fantastic example of the importance of art and the power of sculpture. A beautifully fabricated object thoughtfully presented to the viewer can illustrate the notion that we are all the same.”
The “BORDERS” artist walk will begin at 2:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Pyramid Hill will also host an opening reception following the artist walk at the park’s Ancient Sculpture Museum and Contemporary Gallery in conjunction with the opening of “Love is Love: Selections from the Michelle and Sara Vance Waddell Collection.”
“BORDERS” is an outdoor sculpture exhibition and will be at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum March 2020 – March 2021.
For additional information, please contact Gabi Roach | Project Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org | 513.868.8336
About Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum:
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum brings people to art in nature. The park features over 60 pieces of monumental outdoor sculpture in a natural setting of hills, meadows and forests. The Ancient Sculpture Museum features Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian, and Egyptian sculpture dating to 1550 B.C. General Admission for the park is $8 for adults $3 for children. www.pyramidhill.org
Thank you to our sponsors: ArtsWave and The Hamilton Community Foundation.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum
1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd.