American, b. 1943
Day Game, 1972
6 ft. 7 in. x 28 ft. 3 1/2 in. x 69 1/2 in. (200.7 x 862.3 x 176.5 cm)
Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation
Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
Day Game, one in a series of similar works by David Stoltz, slithers, loops, and rises from the ground, its form suggesting an animated quality, as if the steel were electrified by a charge of dynamic energy. Its calligraphic qualities reflect Stoltz’s training as a graphic artist. Stoltz worked in Bennington, Vermont, where a younger generation of sculptors had gravitated in the late 1960s and early 1970s. During this period Stoltz produced large steel sculptures, three of which are in Storm King’s collection: Day Game, River Run, 1972, and the more ponderous Owo, 1972, which is composed of large rolled and bent steel plates. Day Game was loosely inspired by Anthony Caro’s curvilinear works, such as Reel, 1964, which is also at Storm King.