January 16th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
July 6th, 2011, 1:45 pm by Sara
Three Squares Gyratory I @ Broadway and Stueben Street, Albany
Since June, the streets of downtown Albany have been graced with the marvelous kinetic sculptures of the world renowned artist George Rickey.
At 5:30pm on Thursday (January 19), Philip Rickey, the son of the late sculptor, will offer a talk about his father’s art in a lecture titled, “George Rickey: A Discussion of His Work and Development,” sponsored by the Downtown Albany BID.
The hour-long talk will take place at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. Admission is free, but space is limited, so RSVPs are requested.
George Rickey: Rectangles Horizontal Jointed, Big, Thin, Small
A year ago I posted a review of Sculpture in the Streets, a program of the Albany Downtown BID, that was titled For Shame! because I was appalled at the BID’s decision to feature the work of Seward Johnson, an artist with popular appeal but very little else to offer.
It’s a pleasure to report that this year’s installation is a complete turnaround. Five strong pieces by the late, great George Rickey comprise the walking tour, which is in place through next March, augmented by previously existing installations of four other Rickey sculptures in Albany, Colonie, and Troy. The result is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the elements of time and space in the direct way that only the best art can offer, and sculpture in particular above all other media.
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