Richard Nonas

    Exhibition: Off-site: Fact of the Matter, 2014

    Torn, 2012

    Wood

    Dimensions variable


    Exhibition: Outside In, 1987

    First Growth, 1987

    (Floor)


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

    Agriculture (Gate to Gate), 1987

    Brownstone, limestone, granite, marble

    3' x 250' x 50'

    USE is the point here; how this place is used. River, housing project, skyline, black neighborhood, Hell Gate currents, industrial area, wasteland: sculpture park-- the site, the situation, the sculpture. (All specific, all detailed, all complicated and confusing.) Two years ago this was a trash dump unused; now it's a sculpture park-- still a dump-- but USED. Used for work, used for play, used for art. USE IS THE POINT; use by neighbors, use by artists, use by visitors, and use by the sculpture itself. For strong sculpture USES its site, too; strong sculpture pushes its space, pulls it, stretches it up or out, changes it: uses it. Strong sculpture MAKES the place it ends up in; it does not just visit it. It USES it in order to make it. Strong sculpture CHANGES SPACE TO PLACE, and changes its USE for us.
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