Balance in Nature: Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora
— Open June 15th through October 13th —
For over half a century the life-sized public sculptures by Polish artist Jerzy Jotka Kędziora have expressed his firm conviction that “Art must get out of museums and reach the people.” Old Westbury Gardens, in association with the Art & Balance Foundation of Poland, is pleased to present the gardens-wide exhibition, Balance in Nature! Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora. This exhibit features works from a dozen or so years, including Kędziora’s world-acclaimed series of gravity-defying sculptures. Placed between the earth and sky, the sculptures direct the viewer’s sight and imagination to the higher strata of the surrounding spaces and dreams. —Jerzy Jotka Kędziora.
Visitors to the gardens will encounter art and nature through an enchanting and captivating experience. Kędziora’s 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. Exhibition Tours Approximately 1-hour docent-led tour. Wednesdays and Sundays, June 16–October 13, 12pm Private tours are available for 8–15 persons, call 516.333.0048 x301 for more information.
Balance in Nature! Sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kedziora at Old Westbury Gardens is free with admission (unless otherwise noted for special events). Photography is encouraged for personal use only. All sculptures © Art&Balance Foundation.
Jerzy Kędziora (1947) is a sculptor, painter, designer and teacher from Poland. He earned a degree in fine arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Kędziora 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, Palm Beach Art, and Art Basel Miami. He recently completed an exhibition of his work at Fairchild Garden, Miami, and Singapore.