From the city parks department, part of its special fall program of temporary public sculpture.
Loch Ness Monster Emerges in Brooklyn Marsh!
DATE: Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Salt Marsh Nature Preserve (Avenue U and East 33rd Street) / Marine Park / Brooklyn
At high tide, using boats and divers, artist Cameron Gainer and the Urban Park Rangers will lure Gainer’s 12 ½-foot tall replica of the mysterious serpent, Nessie, to her new home in the marsh. The artist will also be available for interviews.
On the morning of April 19, 1934, British gynecologist Robert Kenneth Wilson supposedly shot a photograph of the Loch Ness Monster in a remote Scottish lake. The image quickly became the most iconic and recognized photo of the elusive serpent. For this project, Cameron Gainer has staged a replica of the mythic serpent in the salt marsh off of Marine Park.
Nessie is one of 40 temporary art installations on display in public parks for “Art in the Parks,” the 40th anniversary celebration of Parks’ public art program. Nessie will be on display through December 10, 2007 and was funded by Forest City Ratner Companies.
Cameron Gainer’s work has most recently been seen in New York at Socrates Sculpture Park and at the French Cultural Institute in Turin, Italy. Gainer works in multiple mediums, including video, sculpture, and photography. He received his MFA from Tyler School of Art in 2003 and his BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999. He lives and works in Ridgewood, New York.
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