Julian Opie: Sara dancing, sparkly top

May 20—September 19, 2006

Julian Opie: Sara dancing, sparkly top featured on Chronogram

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents Sara dancing, sparkly top by artist Julian Opie, the sixth sculpture in the Main Street Sculpture Project series, on the front lawn at The Aldrich from May 20 through October 1, 2006.

For this work, Opie uses a light-emitting diode (L.E.D.), which will depict a woman in constant motion as she dances on Ridgefield's Main Street 24-hours a day. Both stylized and iconic, the sculpture is 73" high by 43" wide by 10" deep, and will attract notice from people driving and walking to and from town.

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Julian Opie was born in 1958 in London, where he currently lives and works. He attended Goldsmith's School of Art in London from 1979-82. He has exhibited internationally. New York's City Hall Park recently presented a major outdoor exhibition by the artist entitled Animals, Buildings, Cars, and People.

All images: Julian Opie, Sara Dancing, sparkly top, 2004, LEDs, digital processors, aluminum, steel, glass, Courtesy of the artist, Collection Mr. Lawrence Graff, Photo © Terri Garneau