Jimbo Blachly:
    About 86 Springs

    Jimbo Blachly: About 86 Springs

    Dec 14, 2002–Mar 10, 2003

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    Jimbo Blachly is exhibiting new sculptural work that explores aspects of landscape and natural history, themes that are recurrent in his work. Based on the book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx New York City at the End of the Nineteenth Century by James Reuel Smith (published in 1938 by the New York Historical Society), About 86 Springs reflects on a dialogue between nature and time. Smith's book documents all the natural wells and springs of Manhattan and the Bronx extant at the end of the last century. Over the last eighteen months, Blachly has returned to each of the sites documented by Smith and has re-photographed them, and drawn each of the wells from the photographs printed in the book. Out of this process, Blachly has created a body of work that hints at an historical narrative as if these objects belonged in another time and place.


    SculptureCenter's exhibitions and public programs are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and The Lily Auchincloss Foundation.