Here is a sneak peek at John Grade's newest project currently in production at Pottery Northwest in Seattle, Wa.
"Circuit is a sculpture designed to change in direct response to an alpine landscape. After it is initially exhibited in New York and then Seattle (Cynthia Reeves Gallery May 13 - June 19, 2010 and Davidson Galleries Sept 1 - October 2), I will divide the eight parts of the sculpture. I will carry these parts up a mountain and secure them to eight chosen sites. Each site has unique characteristics. The sites all vary in elevation and topography, but if connected by a trail, they would describe an ellipse around the mountain peak. For one year the sculpture will remain on the mountain. Periodically, I will document changes through video and photography. Finally, I will retrieve the eight parts and exhibit them together again along with documentation of the site work. This project continues my investigation into how sculpture can reflect perceptions about landscape and expand these ideas through change and displacement. Because Circuit will be spread over eight sites, a complex portrait of this landscape will be captured and a mixture of subtle and dramatic change should result." -John Grade
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