Buoyant Force will be a 50-foot steel sculpture by Sue Wrbican inspired by the paintings of American Surrealist Kay Sage (b. 1898, Albany, New York; d. 1963, Woodbury, Connecticut). Sage, who lived in the shadow of her husband, the surrealist Yves Tanguy, is now recognized for her paintings of scaffolded structures and furled fabric in desolate landscapes. GRACE organized the first comprehensive exhibition of Wrbican’s work, entitled Well Past the Echo, in Fall 2017. The exhibition featured photography, maquettes of Sage-inspired structures, and a site-specific installation. It was featured in The Washington Post and East City Art.
Based on the success of the exhibition, GRACE has commissioned Wrbican to realize one of her structures at full-size in Reston Town Square Park. Installation and opening ceremony expected in August, 2018.
This project would not be possible without the dedicated team of professionals who have donated their time and expertise.
- Paul Agutter and Bryan Layman, ECS Mid-Atlantic
- Doug Bond, McMullan & Associates
- Will Bowers, Arcwel Metal Fabricators
- Geoff Lewis and Victoria Wyrick, Architecture Incorporated
- Rob McLoughlin, Commercial Concrete
Thanks to generous sponsors like the Reston Town Center Association, Reston Community Center, ArtsFairfax, and Public Art Reston we have raised just less than half what is needed. Ambitious undertakings such as this take money and community support. Every dollar counts. Donate today and help support this project!
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(via Greater Reston Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Greater Reston Arts Center.)