A project of the Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative

The Outdoor Sculpture Research project stems from the recognition that outdoor sculpture is by its nature especially prone to damage and that a significant body of research on the treatment of category of objects is needed. The project focuses on painted outdoor sculpture and protective coatings for unpainted metal substrates. . .(more)

Documenting Original Painted Surfaces

Defining protocols for documentation

Analyzing and Understanding Paint Composition

Developing analytical protocols

Developing New Paint Systems

Developing paint system for Calder sculptures

Case Study: CSULB Sculpture Park

Developing a treatment plan

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Reports, articles, and video

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Banner image: View of the South Fields, Storm King Art Center with works by Mark di Suvero: Pyramidion 1987/1998; Beethoven's Quartet, 2003, For Chris, 1991 lent by the artist and Spacetime C.C., New York. Mon Père, Mon Père, 1973-75; Mother Peace, 1969-1970; and; Jambalaya, 2002-2006, Gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc., collection of Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York. Art: © Mark di Suvero. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson, reproduced courtesy the artist and Storm King Art Center; © Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York.

Last updated: January 2015