The Lake Charles-born artist’s lost sculpture is restored and re-installed in City Park.
Since our theme in the Art Review this month is Public Space, we’ve got an unconventional Exhibition Pick this week: Lynda Benglis in City Park. Benglis’ monumental outdoor sculpture The Wave (The Wave of the World) was originally unveiled during the 1984 World’s Fair. After the close of the fair, the work ended up in a Kenner sewerage facility and eventually became the property of the City of Kenner. After 30 years, the fountain has been restored and re-installed next to City Park’s Big Lake, near the New Orleans Museum of Art. The 17-foot sculpture will be on view in City Park for four years, after which it will likely be installed permanently in Kenner.
For those who are traveling, Benglis’ outdoor sculptures are also the subject of a current exhibition at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York.
This listing was originally published as our Exhibition Pick for the week of September 7, 2015. Check the Art Review for our current Exhibition Picks.