A Tour of the Monuments of Storm King Art Center by Allyson Vieira
A part of Wanderings and Wonderings
October 11 and October 12, 2015
At Storm King's Visitor Center and Pop-up Shop
With an introduction by the artist at 2p each day
Allyson Vieira invites visitors to see Storm King Art Center in new ways with her limited edition map: A Tour of the Monuments of Storm King Art Center. This project, inspired by Robert Smithson's A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, New Jersey, highlights previously unmapped infrastructure and support objects that silently co-exist with monumentally-scaled sculptures. Based on meticulous field notations, Vieira's exhaustive and detailed map elevates objects of infrastructure, industry, and manufacture; meanwhile, the artworks recede into the background.
A Tour of the Monuments of Storm King Art Center offers four self-guided tours: Water, Accommodations, Boundaries, and Utilities. Copies of this limited edition will be available for free to all visitors, and can be obtained on October 11 and 12 during Storm King's public hours, from Storm King's Visitor Center as well as their Pop-up Shop. On each of these days, Vieira will give short introductions to the project at 2pm at the Visitor Center.
Allyson Vieira lives and works in New York. She received a BFA in studio art from The Cooper Union and an MFA in sculpture from Bard College. Vieira's work has been presented in international institutions, including a recent museum solo show, The Plural Present, at the Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, which traveled to the Swiss Institute, New York. Other international institutional presentations include the exhibition of finalists for the Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukCentre, Kiev, UA, and Build On, Build Against, with Stephen Ellis at Non Objectif Sud, Tulette, France. In the US, her work has been featured in the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum; and by Frieze, Public Art Fund, The Highline, and Sculpture Center, NY. Recently, she has had major gallery presentations at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, BR, The Breeder, Athens, GR, Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto, CA, Laurel Gitlen, New York, and Monica de Cardenas, Milan, IT. Her work has been covered by major publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Frieze, Modern Painters, Architectural Record, Du, and Art in America. Vieira's writing has recently been featured on Conceptual Fine Art, in Du magazine, and Artforum.com.
The Shandaken Project and Storm King Art Center collaborate on Wanderings and Wonderings programs presented in 2015. This public program invites poets, artists, scholars, and performers to engage Storm King's visitors, collection, and grounds through creative exploration. Wanderings and Wonderings is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.