Public Art Chattanooga will install Albert Paley’s sculpture Moment on the Southside in downtown Chattanooga on Monday. Mr. Paley’s sculpture was selected in the spring by an art selection panel composed of museum professionals, artists, architects and neighborhood stakeholders. The Corten steel sculpture, which has been on exhibit at the Joslyn Museum in Omaha Nebraska, will be installed on Monday and remain on view for two years.
The monumental sculpture will be installed in a vacant lot at the corner of West Main and Broad Streets, a major intersection in the heart of the Southside district. Public art has played an important role in the revitalization efforts of the area, and Moment will compliment other public art projects including Art on Main, a rotating exhibition of 13 sculptures sited along the sidewalks of Main Street, officials said. The large-scale sculpture will also function as a visual beacon and gateway that is adjacent to The Main Terrain, a new linear urban park slated to open late 2012 funded in part through an Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mr. Paley of Rochester, N.Y. is an internationally recognized sculptor. His work is represented in major public and private collections including the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga.
Moment will be on loan for two years and is funded by the Lyndhurst Foundation as part of the ongoing revitalization efforts on the Southside.
For more information, contact Peggy Townsend, director, Public Art Chattanooga, at 643-6886 or email@example.com.