Video by Lucky Cricket Photography, Audio "Brooks" by Kai Engel
Zhou Rong's monumental sculpture, Awn-2 Violet, is now on view at the Newark Museum's sculpture garden. This time lapse video shows how the sculpture was installed in its new home. Other artists represented in the Newark Museum garden include David Smith, Tony Smith and Geroge Segal. The soft contours, strong color, and large scale of this abstract sculpture draw the eye—pointedly contrasting its environment. The slick reflective skin animates the surroundings making them part of the work while the convex and concave surfaces cast shifting shadows as sunlight moves across its planes. The work is one of a series (other editions of similar form with varying sizes and materials are available through the gallery) that plays with positive and negative space.