It Takes Two
On view MONDAY-FRIDAY through August 31st.
Daniele Frazier’s It Takes Two features two 20-foot moving inflatable elements: one a giant hammer; the other a giant nail. Like the attention-grabbing inflatable figures often seen flailing in front of used car lots, the hammer and nail move humorously in relation to one another – the hammer grasps to hit the nail and the nail slyly bobs and dodges away. This movement creates a perpetual dance between two iconic symbols of construction and progress, which simultaneously calls attention to and distracts from Socrates Sculpture Park’s monthlong transition between summer and fall exhibitions.
Socrates is open 365 days a year from 10am-sunset and never closes for installation. Throughout the summer, artists work in the park’s open air studios to create large-scale public works. This act of making and working is central to the energy of Socrates, and the visibility of this creative process both demystifies and enriches the visitor experience. On view during the month of August, Frazier’s It Takes Two will roam and dance throughout the park, highlighting the surrounding deinstallation and installation.