The Dan Flavin Art Institite, Dia Center for the Arts, Bridgehampton, will continue its summer season with an exhibition of
sculptures by John Chamberlain, which begins August 8. Eleven sculptures, ten of them recent, were chosen for their
power and their beauty, but that was not the only consideration. Much of Chamberlain's recent work plays with the
notion of scale; pieces range in size from under ten inches (in their largest dimension) to as much as ninety inches in
Scale in modern sculpture has often been a vexed issue. Public sculpture, occasionally stunningly effective, has reduced itself too often to work by artists who favor commissions in three sizes: lobby, park and airport. Chamberlain's work proves that a piece seven inches high can vie, in its perfect proportions, with a neighbor of seven feet.
Scale is about the appropriateness of format and detail to size. A jewel and a monument can be equally beautiful and exhilarating. The sculptures in this exhibition indicate that John Chamberlain's work over the past thirty-five years has developed in delicacy and in refinement without any loss in power or originality. The exhibition will continue through September 6,1992. The gallery is located on Corwith Avenue near Main Street in Bridgehampton, New York. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 noon to 6 pm. Admission is free.
In the second floor gallery a long-term installation of works in fluorescent light by Dan Flavin will be on view. The installation, planned by Flavin for the Bridgehampton space, includes nine works from l97l-81.
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