What makes a superb object?
That was the question posed to sculptors with the task to make an object its absolute best in 2009. Check out their interpretations in the show, “Superb Objects,” which opens Thursday at South Huntington Public Library and remains on view through Sept. 1.
About 20 artists in the Long Island Professional Sculptors & Supporters group produced 30 sculptures comprised of mixed media, metal, stone, glass, ceramic or copper.
Works range from small to large scale pieces, including an exploding steel fireball by Bob Wilson, a stainless steel hand by David T. Haussler, a steel angelfish made by John R. Dunlop and an abstract piece of stoneware clay and recycled steel by Jo-Ann Gartner.
Sculptures will be sprinkled outside, throughout the grounds of the library, and inside.
It’s all part of an effort to “show the public that you can have art anywhere and what it can do to a particular space – how it can transform it,” says co-curator Deborah Katz. “This way you can promote art from a distance. People can drive by the library and it might entice them to come inside.
So why visit the exhibit?
“It expands everybody’s horizons and opens them up to seeing art," she says. "Not feeling intimidated by it.”
WHEN/WHERE Reception with live music and refreshments 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Thursday at South Huntington Public Library, 145 Pidgeon Hill Rd., Huntington Station. Show continues through September 1.
INFO 631-549-4411 or shpl.info
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