Sculpture in the Garden 2022: Sam Moyer & Eddie Martinez
The Landcraft Garden Foundation at 4342 Grand Avenue in Mattituck, NY, presents the work of artists Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez. The exhibition is curated by the internationally celebrated artist Ugo Rondinone, a member of the Landcraft Garden Foundation Art Advisory Board.
A hidden gem on the North Fork of Long Island, Landcraft Gardens offers four acres of world-class botanical gardens surrounded by nearly ten acres of meadows, which are open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays. The Foundation seeks to activate the artistic community of the North Fork with annual exhibitions that provide opportunities to view sculpture in dialogue with natural flora. The inaugural Sculpture in the Garden series launched in summer 2021 with the work of artist Ned Smyth, also curated by Rondinone.
“Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez’s sculptures focus on interactions between the animate and inanimate, between the marriage of sculpture and soil and the ephemeral quality of light, that let us see things,” says Rondinone.
Sculpture in the Garden 2022: Sam Moyer and Eddie Martinez includes 14 sculptures by the married couple, with 11 by Martinez and three by Moyer. The works date from 2016-2022, and several are monumental in size. Moyer’s work is installed at the center of round arbors or “rondels” crafted from locust wood harvested from the property. Martinez’s Half Stepping Hot Stepper is installed in a garden room hedged by Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) at the end of a long view. A second large untitled sculpture by Martinez is installed at the center of a large flowering bed, near a Linden allée. Smaller works by Martinez are installed near the subterranean grotto, a slightly below-ground gathering place on the south side of the garden.
Admission to the garden is $20 adults; $17 seniors and students; free to members of the garden.