Maya Lin, Bodies of Water

May 9 – November 15, 2009


The opening of Storm King Wavefield is accompanied by a special exhibition, Maya Lin: Bodies of Water, on view in Storm King's museum building. The exhibition features roughly a dozen works that reflect the artist's interest in water in its various sates. The works include installation, sculpture, photographs, models, and drawings, among them examples related to the development of Storm King Wavefield. Several works also draw attention to the plight of sites around the world that suffer from human encroachment and industrial pollution. 

Highlights of the works on view include a new piece, fabricated in recycled wood, that evokes a single wave; a work titled Pin River, comprising tens of thousands of straight pints set into the gallery wall, creating the illusion of a shadow image of the Hudson River system; and Dew Point, a series of cast-glass drops of water. The exhibition also includes a video and photographs of Ms. Lin at work.

Artworks

Maya Lin

Storm King Wavefield, 2007-2008