Elemental Matters: The Sculpture of Jonathan Prince, will be on view July 1 – October 24, 2022 at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring 12 monumental outdoor sculptures by Prince, sited throughout the landscape, Elemental Matters is Chesterwood’s 44th annual contemporary sculpture show.
A site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chesterwood is the former summer home and studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French in Stockbridge, MA. French (1850-1931), best known for his statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Chesterwood’s Guest Curator, Cassandra Sohn, Director of Sohn Fine Art, was drawn to the way Prince’s metal works are often mistaken for wood, stone or liquid. “Though monumental in structure, rooted in geometry and made of metal, Prince’s sculpture’s possess an innate vulnerability. They are a meditation both in process and concept.” states Sohn, “The cracks and breaks remind us of the fragility in nature and humanity.”
Images courtesy Jonathan Prince.