Outdoor sculpture installed at the UF Cultural Plaza

Published: December 16 2009

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joining Jonathan Borofsky’s “Hammering Man at 2,938,405” and Celeste Roberge’s “Stacked Chairs,” “Plunge” is the latest outdoor sculpture to be placed on display at the University of Florida Cultural Plaza. The Harn Museum installed the outdoor sculpture on Dec. 11 on the east side of the museum.

“We are deeply grateful to our friends Steve and Carol Shey for sharing this magnificent bronze sculpture by Bryan Hunt with the Harn and our audiences,” said Rebecca Nagy, director of the Harn Museum of Art. “The installation of ‘Plunge’ helps us to advance our goal of making the Cultural Plaza an exciting place for people to spend time outdoors as well as inside the museums and performing arts center.”

Evoking the form of a waterfall, the large-scale, bronze sculpture depicts cascading water settling into a pool at the base of the work.
“’Plunge” was created by American artist Bryan Hunt. Hunt, who worked as a technical assistant at the Kennedy Space Center in the late 1960s, is now an internationally known sculptor. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum and the White House.

The work is on loan from local collectors Carol and Steve Shey and will be on display for approximately six months.

For more information call 352-392-9826 or visit www.harn.ufl.edu.


Tami Wroath, twroath@harn.ufl.edu, 352-392-9826 ext. 2116

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