STAMFORD, Conn. – Thirty-five life-size sculptures and one monumental bronze sculpture will be positioned in their new places of residence in Stamford Downtown for the summer of 2018. These sculptures are part of the Stamford Downtown’s outdoor summer sculpture exhibit, UC Funds presents Timeless – the Works of Seward Johnson in Stamford Downtown.
The exhibition will feature sculptures representing two of Johnson’s collections: Celebrating the Familiar and Icons Revisited. Each sculpture reflects the realism and meticulous attention to detail that are the hallmark of Johnson’s work.
Installation of the 35 life-size sculptures will begin on Wednesday, May 30 and will continue through Friday, June 1 from 5 am to 9 am throughout Stamford Downtown. It will take the city traffic division team, Stamford Downtown events team, two fork-lifts and a loader truck to install them. Their installation is an event in itself and is more than likely to draw a crowd with very curious onlookers as each piece is hoisted from the holding area and transported via an open-air truck to its location amid ongoing activity. A list of the sculptures is attached.
Installation of the gigantic “Forever Marilyn” will take place in Latham Park on Bedford Street on Monday, June 4 from 10am to 2pm when a crane will lift the 26-foot, 30,000 pound Marilyn, in various parts, high into the air before she is assembled in place. This will be a perfect opportunity to capture photos of the flying sculpture parts; legs, torso and skirt.
On June 6, Stamford Downtown will host an opening reception for UC Funds presents Timeless – the Works of Seward Johnson, the official kickoff celebration and opportunity for sponsors and the public to meet the artist, Seward Johnson. The party will take place at 5:30pm at the Palace at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. For an invitation to the opening reception and a map of locations and more information about UC Funds presents Timeless – The Works of Seward Johnson in Stamford Downtown, please visit www.stamford-downtown.com/events or call 203-348-5285.