Exhibition: Balance in Nature. Sculptures by Jerzy "Jotka" Kędziora
Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island, NY
June 16 - October 20, 2019
In June, the artist, the Art&Balance Foundation and Old Westbury Gardens invite you to an open-air exhibition of balancing sculptures into magnificent gardens and park on Long Island, NY.
Jerzy Kędziora, Rower, balancing sculpture. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
Over thirty works will be presented at the exhibition, which will be one of the most comprehensive shows of Jerzy Kędziora.
From the artist: I try to present my sculptures in different circumstances and spaces. The contexts of the environment are very important to me. I am particularly sensitive to the clusters of culture and nature, sculptures with vivid nature.
In addition, it's as if I would complement the existing flora with the sky-like fauna and would also enjoy nature lovers with it. Old Westbury Gardens, with its rich and diverse structure, water reservoirs, natural routes and impressive avenues, interesting glades and garden assumptions, is particularly conducive to such an approach to these issues, and the perceptible breath of the history of this place enriches the message of contemporary sculpture.
Photo by Old Westbury Gardens
“We are thrilled to welcome this exhibition! I truly believe our visitors will enjoy exploring these interactive sculptures on display throughout our beautiful Gardens,” said Nancy Costopulos, President and CEO of Old Westbury Gardens. “Jerzy’s artwork is magnificent and leaves spectators in awe as the sculptures remarkably balance from up above. As you look at this kinetic art of tightrope walkers and athletes installed outdoors, these sculptures transform to take on a life of their own in nature.”
Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps; his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps; and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than 50 years of the family's residence.
The exhibition is supported by