Current Long Term Installations
Peekskill Public Art Map 2017
Robert Indiana – LOVE, 1969-1999
In 1968, Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art bought a painting called LOVE — and made artist Robert Indiana famous. It became a sculpture, a stamp, and greeting cards. Robert Indiana, one of the preeminent figures in American art since the 1960s, has played a central role in the development of assemblage art, hard-edge painting and Pop art. A self-proclaimed “American painter of signs,” Indiana has created a highly original body of work that explores American identity, personal history and the power of abstraction and language, establishing an important legacy that resonates in the work of many contemporary artists who make the written word a central element of their oeuvre.
Mark Andreas – Solar Finn, 2015
As a kinetic sculptor working and living in the United States, Mark Andreas has gained success by developing his self-titled, “Reactive Sculpture Series.” His extensive experience as a metalsmith and shipwright is inherent in his work, which explores the concept of time through transformation. Currently, Andreas has been integrating solar energy as a power source for his work. Solar Finn is a kinetic sculpture that moves in a continuum of different states through its reactive relationship with environmental forces. Representing autonomous self-sustaining change, Solar Finn uses solar panels to collect energy directly from the sun’s rays. This collected energy is used to power a pump, which cycles water between an inner and outer reservoir to distribute water throughout the sculpture resulting in a continuous transformation between, what Andrea’s calls, its Apex and Nadir states.
Daniel Phillips – Convent of St. Mary, 2012
This rounded room, an architectural installation made of brick and mortar with a concrete video screen, is built right into the floor of HVCCA’s main exhibition space. The video is compiled from thousands of still photographs of the overgrown cemetery at St. Mary’s Convent in Peekskill. The videos and brick structure reference the history of human labor in shaping and depicting the landscape.
Skewville – Its Whats Outside that Counts, 2012
Skewville is an art collective of twin brothers born and raised in Queens, NY. Known for their senseof irony, the brothers established Skewville with a specific style of lettering, abstract figures, and cityscapes that are instantly recognizable by street-art fans everywhere. The mural of painted aluminum at the HVCCA was executed solely by Ad Deville.
Serge Onnen – Planetariummonetarium, 2009
The Peekskill Planetariummonetarium is a small sphere filled with 13 kaleidoscopes and hundreds of small coins from around the world. The inside of the sphere creates an intimate inner-space on the shore of the Hudson River. The visitor enters the sphere and peers through the kaleidoscopes. One is free to turn and manipulate the kaleidoscopes that are filled with small drawings. However, the Peekskill planetarium is not about our solar system, but about our monetary system. Is the monetary system more complicated then the solar system, the big bang, or the big bank?
Job Koelewijn – Water Works, 2009
Water Works is located at the Annsville Creek Preserve, which is a park open from dawn to dusk, in Peekskill, NY. This installation has been made possible through the generous support by the Mondriaan Foundation, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, and FONDS BKVB.
Daan Padmos – Time Sharing, 2009
The material used in the sculpture – 3/16-inch Corten steel – is related to the history of Peekskill, in which iron and steel played an important role, particularly in the 19th century, when the city’s foundries produced stoves, pots, pans, plows, and other equipment.
Folkert de Jong – Mount Maslow, 2007
Dutch artist Folkert de Jong is one of the most innovative young sculptors today. Inspired by Abraham Maslow’s “Theory of Human Motivation,” De Jong stages an 18-foot styrofoam snow mountain being scaled by two bearded figures. Hamburger Hill, which is sprawled across the top of the sculpture, references an American assault on a Vietnam position in which most of the troops died and the hill had no strategic value.
Thomas Hirschhorn – Laundrette, 2001
Using commonplace materials such as cardboard, linoleum, postage tape, and aluminum foil, Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has recreated a full-scale replica of a laundrette, in which cardboard models of washing-machines are inset with television sets showing global atrocities next to people going about commonplace tasks. Hirschhorn, who has become a celebrated international installation artist, challenges us to consider poverty, neglect, and human incivility.