Richard Dupont: Between Stations

Sculpture Installation
September 13, 2008 - January 18th, 2009

Sunday January 18th, 2009 at 4:00pm

Both artists currently have installations on exhibit at HVCCA on view through January 18th, 2009. The event will open with a brief talk and introduction by HVCCA President/Co-Founder Dr. Livia Straus followed by presentations by the artists.

FREE with museum admission

Dupont's new installation "Between Stations" at HVCCA will consist of two new large scale figurative sculptures situated contextually within the space of the museum, and intended to engage the viewer in a “conversation” that is both spatial and philosophical. Originating from a laser scan of Dupont’s own body, these sculptural doppelgangers are adulterated versions of his original form, and have been distorted using digital technology before being cast in resin and hand finished. Standing just over life size and occupying ambulatory space, these static “performers” reveal themselves differently from various vantage points, alternatively massive and dematerializing, engaging the movement of the viewer. Raising philosophical questions about the humanist tradition in the age of body mapping and surveillance, the works are also self reflexive meditations on sculptural forms from the ancient past to the distant future.

Richard Dupont is a sculptor and installation artist whose works have been acquired by numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Public Library. He recently presented a major public art project at Lever House in New York City. The installation at Lever House and the artist’s work of the past five years are the subjects of a new monograph published by Charta and to be released this Fall. In addition, Dupont will be exhibiting a new installation at Carolina Nitsch Project Room in November. Born, lives and works in New York City. Dupont studied at Princeton University (1987 – 1991).

On view through January 18, 2009.

Please click the thumbnails below to view full-size images.

Richard Dupont' Curriculum Vitae

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