Inaugural Artist-in-Residence Project

February 15, 2016  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Image Description: Michael Zebrowski Sunrise Sunset and Level , Installation image, 2016 A series of transits a tool used by surveyors custom fabricated and installed at Spruce Peak in Stowe, VT Materials: Wood, steel, safety yellow paint, rotary lasers, time lapse cameras.

Image Description:
Michael Zebrowski
Sunrise Sunset and Level , Installation image, 2016
A series of transits a
tool used by surveyors custom
fabricated and installed at Spruce Peak in Stowe, VT
Materials: Wood, steel, safety yellow paint, rotary lasers, time lapse cameras.

A solo site-specific installation on the grounds of Spruce Peak at Stowe

 

Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe in Stowe, VT

Produced and Curated by Helen Day Art Center

7 February – 1 May 2016

 

Artist: Michael Zebrowski

 

On-Site Installation:

7 February – 22 February

 

See below for public events.

 

Michael Zebrowski has been selected as the artist for the solo site-specific and inaugural Artist-in-Residence Project on the grounds of Spruce Peak at Stowe in Stowe, VT. This project is the first of its kind presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe and produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center.

 

Spruce Peak at Stowe is visionary in its concept of art integrated into the landscape of the mountain and its desire to share this artistic experience with the ski resort community. They are partnering with Helen Day Art Center, the leading contemporary non-profit Art Center in the area, to realize this project.

 

Michael Zebrowski is anartist currently living in Morrisville, VT and Assistant Professor at Johnson State College. He was chosen from a regional pool of applicants responding to a Request for Proposals.

 

Zebrowski’s project, SURVEY, is comprised of two distinct installations – Level and Sunrise Sunset. Both installations are painted bright safety yellow and reference transits, the surveyor tools for measuring horizontal angles, and construction, alluding to the monumental development projects at Spruce Peak. Each sculpture is created as an upside down “V,” with the supporting leg on each pointing to a different cardinal direction. The yellow sculptures, sited in striking contrast to the stark winter landscape, focus the viewer’s attention on specific points in the landscape, reflect the shape of the surrounding mountains, and echo the architecture. They are beacons, they are tools to measure, they are points on a map, they are surveyors. They offer an opportunity for viewers to stop, observe, reveal, and reflect.

 

Level is installed on the southeast portion of the snowshoe trail, Spruce Loop. This installation has two pyramid shaped sculptures across the woods from one another – one pointing north, the other south. Each structure holds lasers that will point to each other, at the exact same height, creating a perfectly level horizontal laser line through the woods – a contrast of precision and organic. This light will be visible at sunset and through the night.

 

Sunrise Sunset is located on the north central portion of the Spruce Loop trail. Each sculpture is at either end of the Enchanted Forest Playground. One is facing east, the other west. Cameras will take images approximately one every five minutes. This records the sunrise, sunset, weather patterns, and movement. The documentation will be made into a time lapse video displayed on monitors around the village at Spruce Peak.

 

Michael Zebrowski is interested in architecture as an instrument to record time, space and light. His work often crosses the boundaries of architecture, sculpture, and invention. He has a concurrent installation on the Recreation Path in Stowe, VT as part of Helen Day Art Center’s Exposed outdoor sculpture exhibition. Observatory is a viewing platform pointing to the North Star, and documenting the change in season, movement, and space through time lapse photography.

 

Public Events:

 

22 February

Level and Sunrise Sunset installations completed

 

20 March

Sunrise Sunset event for Spring Equinox

 

Helen Day Art Center

90 Pond Street

Stowe, Vermont USA

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12pm-5pm and by appointment

Free and open to the public

 

helenday.com

+1 802 253 8358

 

Spruce Peak Resort Association, Inc.

7320 Mountain Road

Stowe, VT 05672

 

sprucepeak.com

+1 877 977 7823

 

Artist-in-Residence Project at Spruce Peak is curated by Rachel Moore, Assistant Director & Chief Curator, Helen Day Art Center.

 

For more information on Artist-in-Residence Project at Spruce Peak and related events, contact Rachel Moore, Curator: hdacexhibits@helenday.com | +1 802 253 8358

 

About

 

Spruce Peak at Stowe is an alpine community nestled at the base of Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont. The Spruce Peak Community is made up of over 350 club and homeowners, who enjoy ski-in ski-out access from mountainside single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and luxury fractional residences. At the heart of the Community is the new Spruce Peak Village Center, which includes world-class dining, shopping, performing arts, club amenities, lodging and recreation. Stowe Mountain Lodge, Spruce Peak’s acclaimed luxury hotel, offers a Spa and fitness center, a year-round outdoor pool and hot tubs, and multiple dining options. For additional information visit www.sprucepeak.com or call 877-977-7823.

 

Helen Day Art Centeris a 501c3 organization that was established in 1981 to “enhance the human experience through the visual arts.” The Center pursues its mission through programming that asserts the value of art and engages Vermonters as visitors, volunteers, creators, and patrons. The Art Center is the primary fine arts contemporary resource for children and families in Lamoille County and the surrounding region. For additional information visit helenday.com or call 802-253-8358.

 

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