Socrates Sculpture Park

Edward Mayer


Exhibition: Outside In, 1987

37 1/2' x 37 1/2' x 8'

Exhibition: Walk On/Sit Down/Go Through, 1987


Quadrel, 1987
8' x 30' x 30'

The Socrates Sculpture Park offers a view of Manhattan from the rough side. The care and effort put into reclaiming the land has not progressed far enough to disguise the chain-link fences topped with razorwire, and the scattered rocks, refuse and concrete buttresses.

My first and ultimate response was to build an enclosure -- 'to walk into' -- which would provide a visual and physical refuge from everything but the sky. A narrow walkway around the inside walls keeps you connected to the work.

"Quadrel" is meant to be both hard and soft; affecting but not belonging to that which surrounds it. From within, there is a possibility for escape. Thanks to Ali, Tim, and Mark. platform.

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