LexArts

Public Art

Balancing Act

November 1, 2008 - April 30, 2009

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Balancing Act brings contemporary public art to the streets of downtown Lexington, Kentucky, providing a walking tour of sculptures along Vine Street.  This exhibit intends to spark artistic insight about how our community finds balance in the areas of growth, creativity and culture.

Balance is something humans desire and rarely achieve without great effort.  Achieving balance requires tension and a sense that, once realized, it exists in a precarious state all to easily compromised.

Sculptors are keenly aware of balance from both an aesthetic and engineering perspective.  LexArts invited sculptors to submit work for Balancing Act as a way to interject artistic considerations into recent discussions regarding the future of Lexington.

How do we balance protecting all that we value while continuing to grow as a community?

Click here to download the Balancing Act brochure and walking map.

Balancing Act Artists

 

James Wade
Prairie Stacks
98"H x 23"W x 24.75"D
Painted Steel
2001
$4,500

Sponsored by LFUCG

Michael Russell
Ribbon of Steel #8 "Reflection"
110"H x 74"W x 48"D
Steel
2008
$17,500

Sponsored by the Lexington Center Corporation

James Wade
Member Co-op 42-75
42.75"H x 8.25"W x 8.25"D
Painted Steel
2008
$12,500

Sponsored by Langley Properties & Central Bank

Tony Higdon
The Sum of its Parts
15'H x 2'W x 2'D
Painted Steel
2008
$12,500

Sponsored by Lexington Downtown Development Authority

Jonathan Auger
Who We Are Or Want To Be
132"H x 72"W x 72"D
Steel
2007
$12,000

Sponsored by Webb Companies

Geoff Smith
Dancing Champion
18"H x 24"W x 8"D
Bronze with Patina
2007
$7,500

Sponsored by Renee Jackson

Erika Strecker
Connect
15'H x 4'W x 3'D
Fabricated Steel, Automotive Paint
2007
$19,500

 

Esther Randall
Welded Capriccio: Klee's Eye
58"H x 88"W x 27"D
Assemblage from Found Objects
2007
$1,000

Sponsored by the Downtown Lexington Corporation

Samuel E. Burns
Relationships of Points
83"H x 36"W x 42"D
Brushed Steel
2008
$7,500

Sponsored by First Federal Bank

Dave Caudill
The Balance of Dreams and Plans
15'H x 4'W x 9'D
Stainless Steel
2008
$7,000

Sponsored by LFUCG