Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Anderson Ranch Arts Center is pleased to present our third annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, entitled From There to Here, curated by Ranch Artistic Programs Manager Meriwether McClorey. This iteration of the exhibition includes works by emerging and established artists, many with a personal connection to the Ranch, including past Summer Series speakers, Visiting Artists and Artistic Staff members. New works include contributions from artists Leah Aegerter, Sanford Biggers, Louise Deroualle, Jessica Stockholder and Tavares Strachan. We are also thrilled to welcome several new artists to the Ranch with sculptures by Isamu Noguchi, Virginia Overton and Nari Ward. Many of the works in this year’s exhibition are socially and politically engaged, encouraging discourse and conversation about race, history, identity and belonging. 

If you are interested in purchasing a sculpture, please contact Andrea Jenkins Wallace, Vice President of Artistic Affairs, Artistic Director of Photography and New Media, at [email protected] or call 970-924-5044 for more information.

Read about the participating artists below and tour the campus.

Campus Hours:

Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM from June to September

Monday – Thursday 10AM -3PM from October to May

Digital Self-Guided Tour

To learn about the outdoor sculpture exhibition and campus buildings, view the digital self-guided tour.


Current Sculptures

1. Letha Wilson Double Arc Leaves and Lava (Hawaii California), 2020-2021| UV prints on corten steel
Courtesy of the artist and GRIMM, Amsterdam | London | New York 

Description coming soon.

2. James Surls Three and Ten Flowers, 2014 | Bronze and stainless steel
Courtesy of the artist

Description coming soon.

3. Woody De Othello thought in mind, 2023 | Bronze
Courtesy of the artist and Karma In partnership with Urban Art Projects

Description coming soon.

4. Thaddeus Mosley Southwestern Suite, 2023Bronze
Courtesy of the artist and Karma In partnership with Urban Art Projects

Description coming soon.

5. Enrique Martínez Celaya The Savior, 2008 | Bronze
Courtesy of the artist

The Savior is a bronze sculpture from 2008, depicting a deer pulling his homeland with its mountain and lakes. The homeland is attached to the deer’s antlers suggesting that it is both a source of guidance and growth and also as an attachment to who we used to be.

6. Sanford Biggers Oracle, 2021 | Bronze
Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen

Oracle is a continuation of Sanford Biggers’ Chimera sculptures, a series of figurative sculptures created by combining African masks and European figures that explore historical depictions of the body and their subsequent myths, narratives, perceptions, and power. In 2021, a 25-foot version of Oracle was presented at Rockefeller Center in collaboration with Art Production Fund.

7. Tavares Strachan Sometimes Lies are Prettier, 2020 | Pink neon, steel, sintra
Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Sometimes Lies are Prettier speaks to the many ways we choose to accept the carefully constructed narratives that best fall in line with our lives. When we encounter this work, we are called to question the authenticity of our perspective. In addressing our personal discrepancies between fact and fiction, we can therefore acknowledge the tendency of historical narratives to obscure truths or exclude certain figures. We are ultimately forced to face the instability of our surroundings and our understanding of knowledge.

8. Richard Lapedes Time Flies, 2020 | Brass plate and steel fittings
Courtesy of the artist

Time Flies began with the idea of the metaphor, “time flies” and then the artist selected materials and methods to realize this idea visually. This piece was created using no welding or traditional fasteners and is built entirely of identical modular pieces. Time Flies became itself because the steel plates seem so animated as to be flying. And thanks to time’s passage, the constantly changing rust and green patterns give biological life to these wings.

9. Trey Hill The Night the Stars Were Dark, 2023 | Ceramic, steel and wood
Courtesy of the artist Harvey Preston Gallery, Aspen

The central form in Trey Hill’s The Night the Stars Were Dark is an idealized tree, drawn from Greek and Roman classical sculpture. Historically, this tree was used to support fragile marble figurative sculptures and keep them from breaking at the ankles. This element of the larger sculpture often goes unnoticed, as the exceptional carving of the human form consumes the viewer. He finds this to be an effective analogy for the many subtle ways we find to support each other.

10. John Buck The Assemblage, 1991 | Bronze
Courtesy of the artist

Description coming soon.

11. Jason Mehl Anthropocene, 2012 | Bronze on granite base
Courtesy of the artist

This sculpture’s seemingly geological form contrasts sharply with sections that were deliberately cut and removed. The final composition represents our species immutable mark on earth’s geological record. This new epoch in human history is known as the Anthropocene… a point in time where the record of our impact has become irreversible.
All materials used in the sculpting and casting of this piece were reclaimed from industries that have contributed massively to this impact.

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