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Leslie Wilcox: Arboreal Attire (Extended)

Presented by ArtsArlington.org at Jason Russell House, Arlington

June 01 - October 31

The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture and the Arlington Historical Society have collaborated to bring contemporary art by the accomplished Boston sculptor Leslie Wilcox to the grounds of the historic Jason Russell House. Wilcox has selected six of her distinctive steel mesh sculptural “garments” – developed over the last 20 years – to create an evocative installation for the Jason Russell House entitled Arboreal Attire.

Inspired by fashions of the 19th and early 20th...

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The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture and the Arlington Historical Society have collaborated to bring contemporary art by the accomplished Boston sculptor Leslie Wilcox to the grounds of the historic Jason Russell House. Wilcox has selected six of her distinctive steel mesh sculptural “garments” – developed over the last 20 years – to create an evocative installation for the Jason Russell House entitled Arboreal Attire.

Inspired by fashions of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Wilcox embodies the people who may have passed through the grounds of this historic family residence, built over 270 years ago in the 1740s. At the same time, she seeks to reveal the idiosyncratic character of six individual trees. Her sculpture aims to captures a hybrid presence, part human and part force of nature. Memories of the past and the qualities of historic fashion unite with the shapes and spirits of the trees themselves to bring a diverse cast of characters to a forested space.

Wilcox’s sculptures look delicate, even ephemeral. In reality her gowns and jackets are tailored from tough, durable stainless steel mesh. Her Arlington installation required weeks of demanding work, hoisting pieces of translucent metal up into each tree, wrapping and draping the sculptural garments around massive trunks, and carefully stapling seams into place, ensuring that the trees are not harmed in the process.

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Dates & times

Mon, Sep 27 @ 1:00 am Tue, Sep 28 @ 1:00 am Wed, Sep 29 @ 1:00 am + 32 more dates and times

Thu, Sep 30 @ 1:00 am Fri, Oct 01 @ 1:00 am Sat, Oct 02 @ 1:00 am Sun, Oct 03 @ 1:00 am Mon, Oct 04 @ 1:00 am Tue, Oct 05 @ 1:00 am Wed, Oct 06 @ 1:00 am Thu, Oct 07 @ 1:00 am Fri, Oct 08 @ 1:00 am Sat, Oct 09 @ 1:00 am Sun, Oct 10 @ 1:00 am Mon, Oct 11 @ 1:00 am Tue, Oct 12 @ 1:00 am Wed, Oct 13 @ 1:00 am Thu, Oct 14 @ 1:00 am Fri, Oct 15 @ 1:00 am Sat, Oct 16 @ 1:00 am Sun, Oct 17 @ 1:00 am Mon, Oct 18 @ 1:00 am Tue, Oct 19 @ 1:00 am Wed, Oct 20 @ 1:00 am Thu, Oct 21 @ 1:00 am Fri, Oct 22 @ 1:00 am Sat, Oct 23 @ 1:00 am Sun, Oct 24 @ 1:00 am Mon, Oct 25 @ 1:00 am Tue, Oct 26 @ 1:00 am Wed, Oct 27 @ 1:00 am Thu, Oct 28 @ 1:00 am Fri, Oct 29 @ 1:00 am Sat, Oct 30 @ 1:00 am Sun, Oct 31 @ 1:00 am - Less dates

Admission

FREE

Location

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7 Jason Street, Arlington, MA 02476

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