Special Exhibition Program: Outlooks Jean Shin

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Jean Shin, Allée Gathering, 2019. Recycled maple wood and steel. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson.

Join Outlooks artist Jean Shin for a conversation about her site-specific installation Allée Gathering, followed by a tasting of maple syrup made from the sap of Storm King’s trees. Senior Curator Nora Lawrence and Director of Facilities and Conservation Mike Seaman will provide their insights about the exhibition, its installation and the history and future of Storm King’s landscape.

This public program is free with admission to Storm King. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is appreciated and suggested for updates about the program.

Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the program to allow for parking, use of amenities, and travel to the program. Did you know? You can use public transportation and take the train or bus to Storm King.

Visit our Outdoor Café, Food Truck and Coffee Cart for a variety of options – made from organic, locally grown ingredients.

For the seventh iteration of Storm King’s Outlooks series, artist Jean Shin responds to a conservation project on Storm King’s grounds: twenty-four declining maple trees were replaced this year with black gum, or tupelo, trees that should better stand up to changes in local climate and ground conditions. This is part of an ongoing effort to revitalize Storm King’s Allée, an important historic feature in the landscape.

Shin created a monumental picnic table from wood salvaged from many of the trees that were removed as part of this revitalization. Her ensuing work, Allée Gathering, offers a communal place to rest and come together in conversation, observation, and reflection.

As part of her work, Shin also worked with Storm King’s staff to tap remaining maple trees in various states of health for syrup to further archive the presence of this unique species on-site at Storm King. Through syrup tastings, public programs, and conversations at the communal table, Shin’s project offers multiple sensory experiences of nature, place, and time.

Discover more about the exhibition, Outlooks: Jean Shin.

Outlooks: Jean Shin is made possible by generous lead support from the Hazen Polsky Foundation, the Ohnell Charitable Lead Trust, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Support is also provided by Roberta and Steven Denning.
Exhibition-related programming and outreach is made possible by generous lead support from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts. Support is also provided by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. Special thanks to the Goldie Anna Charitable Trust. Artist talks are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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