Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field

The SFMOMA has scattered 8 towering sculptures by Mark di Suvero across Crissy Field, where they will be displayed for the next year. It's one of the ways that the museum is displaying art while its building is closed for a major upgrade.

I approached Crissy Field by walking down from the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. The walk was less than 15 minutes. The sculptures could be the wandering kid brothers of the Burning Man.

The Golden Gate Bridge is a great backdrop. The sculptures even look like they were built from leftover parts of the bridge.

The pieces don't feel completely abstract. They could be astronomical instruments, signposts, idle machinery, or even creatures.

All of them have elements that seem to be under great tension.

Some have moving parts that are slowly shifted by the winds.

 And even though they are huge, their scale feels human.

§ Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field
Location: Crissy Field
May 22, 2013 - May 26, 2014


Michael Strickland said...

Well, I was going to go down to Crissy Field and do a decent job of photo documentation of all this controversial oversized sculpture, but you've done it for me. Nice job, particularly those first two shots.

Axel Feldheim said...

Thanks, Michael, but I hope you'll still get to Crissy Field with your own camera at some point!