Art at Fairchild Presents:
The Art of Balance
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, as part of Art at Fairchild, is proud to welcome sculptor Jerzy Kedziora's works for this season's exhibition.
Enjoy The Art of Balance sculpture exhibition throughout the Garden from Saturday, December 16, 2017 through Saturday, March 31, 2018
ABOUT THE ART OF BALANCE
These balanced sculptures are the only statues in the world which, positioned, for instance, on a rope, a rod, a peak of the pyramid, still keep their balance, defying appearing to defy gravity.
The balancing sculptures are the only statues in the world that can keep their balance and defy gravity while being attached in only one or two places. Perched high above the ground between trees, these whimsical figures conceal the serious origin of the art form. Kędziora was born in Poland in the aftermath of the destruction of World War II and draws inspiration from having witnessed the rise and success of the Solidarity movement. Growing up, Kędziora and his countrymen led their lives as if balancing on a wire, torn between the destruction and uncertainty of the future, pulled on one side by traditional ties to Europe, while at the same time being dominated by the Eastern Bloc. It was out of these conflicting forces that the balancing sculptures took form.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jerzy Kędziora (1947) is a sculptor, painter, designer and teacher from Poland. He has received fine art degrees from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, the University of Fine Arts in Poznań and Częstochowa. Kędziora has received numerous awards for his balancing sculptures from exhibitions, competitions, presidential presentations and other fine art events. He has created several monuments under the patronage of the Council of Europe, and his work resides in international museums, galleries and public spaces. In America, Kędziora was a special guest at NYart, Art San Diego, Art Palm Beach, and Art Basel Miami. He is currently represented by 2021 Fine Art.
The Art of Balance is curated by 2021 Fine Art, Stanislaw Rey, Sonia Parizzi, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
The exhibition is included with Garden admission.
Free for Fairchild Members
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger