Nasher XChange Kicks Off at Trinity Audubon Center
Last Friday, we were at the Trinity River Audubon Center as the Nasher Sculpture Center unveiled plans for one of its installations that will be a part of the unprecedented Nasher XChange program. Celebrating the Nasher's tenth anniversary, Nasher XChange will present ten newly-commissioned public sculptures throughout the city of Dallas from October 19, 2013 to February 16, 2014.
In my mind, the Trinity River Audubon Center is a perfect place for one of the sculptures. With Antoine Predock's dramatic prow of a building surrounded by prairie and the largest urban hardwood forest in the country, adding sculpture will make it a wonderful collision of nature, architecture and art.
Ruben Ochoa will create the sculpture for the site. Based in Los Angeles, Ochoa was included in the 2011 Venice Biennale and the 2008 Whitney Biennial and has had solo exhibitions across North America. Reminiscent of a flock of birds, his proposal is a series of concrete and steel sculptures derived from post footings in chain link fences rising from the ground. Man-made forms will morph into organic movement, reminding us of the TRAC site's change from illegal urban dumping ground to nature preserve.
The Nasher will roll out the other none artists' plans in the weeks to come. For more information, visit the Nasher website.