Lawrence Weiner’s texts have appeared in all sorts of places over the last five decades, and although he sees himself as a sculptor rather than a conceptualist, he is among the trailblazers of the 1960s to present art as language. He defines his sculptural medium simply as ‘language + the material referred to’ in the sense that language is a material for construction. Weiner was one of the early, defining figures of Conceptual Art. He is an artist who thinks a little like a poet, a philosopher, and a graphic designer. Each of his works creates a situation through very simple means (often just printed text on a floor or wall) that is thought provoking and inspirational.
OUT OF SIGHT is a participatory hopscotch-inspired artwork that aims to inspire and engage people through positive visualization. OUT OF SIGHT is not only a work of art but also an enlivening experience for each person who encounters it. This work is meant to be a metaphorical framework for the journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment.
OUT OF SIGHT debuts at LongHouse Reserve on Saturday, June 22.
Learn more at outofsight.org.
OUT OF SIGHT, 2019
vinyl with laminate
OUT OF SIGHT is a project of See The Vision, Grab The Vision, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping every young mind celebrate his or her own potential through creative expression.
This installation is made possible with the generous support of Adelaide de Menil, Katja Goldman and Michael W. Sonnenfeldt, Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, of New York and Suffolk County.