Art Center adds outdoor sculpture
By Matt Russell
A new piece of outdoor artwork — a 12-foot-tall sculpture inspired by legendary movie director Stanley Kubrick — was added to the Rochester Art Center on Friday.
"Kubrick," a sculpture by artist Sam Spiczka of Sartell, Minn., is on loan to the art center for a year, when plans call for replacing it with another sculpture to continue what’s envisioned as a rotating annual series.
Describing his sculpture, Spiczka said he was inspired by Kubrick’s nuanced view of nature in his films. As a result, the sculpture’s upper portion resembles a massive tree trunk, while a chain below it symbolizes a "fatal flaw" pulling everything down.
Spiczka’s sculpture is the first and only piece in the art center’s new Remick Sculpture Garden. A second sculpture pad might be added in the future to accommodate a smaller sculpture, but it isn’t clear when that might happen, said Denise Sorom, the art center’s executive director.
The cost of displaying the sculpture is $5,000, which includes set-up and take-down, in addition to an honorarium for the artist, Sorom said.
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Sam Spiczka: http://www.sculptorsam.com
Rochester Art Center: http://www.rochesterartcenter.org
Stanley Kubrick: http://kubrickfilms.warnerbros.com