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Sculpture Installation of "Dancers" by Ewerdt Hilgemann
Expires [Tuesday, June 12, 2018]
Cultural Arts Coordinator
EVENT:Sculpture Installation of “Dancers” by Ewerdt Hilgemann
LEAWOOD ART IN PUBLIC PLACES INITIATIVE
The Art in Public Places Initiative of the Leawood Arts Council is proud to announce the installation of a new sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Ewerdt Hilgemann. This piece is the 20th three-dimensional work in Leawood’s Public Art Collection.
The sculpture titled “Dancers” has been installed on Roe Avenue, north of Leawood City Hall. “Dancers” is a two-piece work of art, one of stainless steel and one of Cor-Ten steel. Each piece is a 20’ tall rectangular column 4’ x 4’ wide, each weighing about one ton. “Dancers” is a prime example of Hilgemann’s signature implosion style.
“Dancers” was originally created for a temporary seven-sculpture exhibition, installed on Park Avenue in New York City during the summer of 2014 at the intersection of 59th, just as the Paley piece “Variance” had been earlier.
Ewerdt Hilgemann is a German artist living and working in the Netherlands. His contemporary work has been his focus since 1985, when he created his first “implosion” piece. For the artist, the implosion represents the inward spiral of energy to reach the core and mystery of matter, the ultimate beauty of creation.
Hilgemann works in steel, fabricating perfect, geometrically pure forms, welded and polished to very high standards. He then vacuums the form with a pump and creates a new form that has visual reference to the original form.
Hilgemann’s work is featured in public art collections throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, including Chicago and Beverly Hills. Ewerdt has pieces in private collections throughout the world, including one in Kansas City, Missouri.
The dedication will be held later this year, on the installation site. Attendees will be able to meet the artist Ewerdt Hilgemann, world renown for his monumental imploded sculptures. Please look for the announcement of the dedication event date.
For more information, please contact the Leawood Cultural Arts Coordinator at 913-663-9157.