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An Outdoor Sculpture Park Merges Natural and Industrial Aesthetics

Steel sculptures crafted by local artists Jim Lawton, Isabel Mattia and Jerry Ehrlich are on display as a part of Steel ‘N’ Space, Tiverton Four Corners’ 2016 Outdoor Sculpture Park

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Steel sculptures crafted by local artists Jim Lawton, Isabel Mattia and Jerry Ehrlich are on display as a part of Steel ‘N’ Space, Tiverton Four Corners’ 2016 Outdoor Sculpture Park. The outdoor sculpture exhibit will be on view every day through Columbus Day weekend and is free and open to the public.

This isn’t just any local art show, as this year’s topic focuses on the association between steel and physical space. Tiverton – known for its rustic charm and open landscape – is not traditionally thought of as an industrial area. By situating steel sculptures against a rural backdrop, the Arts Center brings a distinct city-space into the country, thereby examining how these steel sculptures interact with the natural world and how one creates negative space around the other.

Each of the artists have different inspirations that lend to the creation of their work. Jerry, a Rhode Island native, shares that his motivation comes from “continuing to explore... a moment drawn in space.” Jim, on the other hand, chose to scrutinize the relationship between space and ownership by examining how the “legal concepts of signature and spoken word agreement are combined via greeting,” inspired by the first meeting between the local Wampanoags and the English colonists in 1664.

Whether you are a staunch art connoisseur or just looking for something to do on the weekend, the Steel ’N’ Space exhibit has something to offer everyone and is a fantastic opportunity to take in the work of talented, local artists.

Steel ‘N’ Space, Tiverton Four Corners’ 2016 Outdoor Sculpture Park
3850 Main Road, Tiverton
401-624-2600 
FourCornersArts.org