A sculpture by Gallery Artist Dina Wind (1938-2014) has recently been acquired by The Bower, a new Native Garden and Sculpture Park in Perry County, Pennsylvania. The piece, titled "Homage to Smith," is a 1986 steel sculpture measuring 36 x 25 x 27 inches. It is currently installed along one of the Bower's winding walking paths, beside a short stone wall. Prior to its acquisition by the Bower, "Homage to Smith" was shown in a 1986 exhibition at the Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia, installed outside of the Wind home in Gladwyne, PA, and shown again in 2015 in the exhibition "Dina Wind: Stainless" at Bridgette Mayer Gallery.
A new Pennsylvania sculpture park acquires Dina Wind work
The Bower is a new 36-acre Native Garden and Sculpture Park outside of Harrisburg, PA. Its mission is "To create a naturalized landscape with curated sculpture to be a private and public sanctuary and a venue adding value to the arts, education, and non-profit community." We are delighted that Dina's Homage to Smith joins their permanent collection as the Bower opens to the public this May.
“Dina Wind was a pioneer for women metal sculptors. We love that she is a Pennsylvania artist and her work is created from recycled steel scrap. This piece has a tale to tell and will motivate visitors to dig deeper into learning about abstract metal sculptors. This piece sets the stage as visitors start the tour of our grounds.”
-Bill and Jane Allis, Founders
Source: Dina Wind Art Foundation
About the Artist:
Dina Wind (1938-2014) was a pioneer female metal sculptor, emigrating from Israel to the Philadelphia area in 1963. Her works are in collections throughout the US and internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Large scale works can be seen in nearby locations at the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, and Grounds for Sculpture, NJ. Dina Wind used old car parts, industrial waste pieces, and other scrap metal pieces recycled into her works, giving the cast-off pieces new life in art. Her works have been described as “drawing in space”. Homage to Smith references early abstract expressionist metal sculptor David Smith, whose works are featured at Storm King Art Center. This piece, represented in the slide gallery below, has been purchased by the Allis’s from the Dina Wind Art Foundation, which was formed by her family to continue to support artists in the Philadelphia area. For more information on Diana Wind and the foundation go to bridgettemayergallery.com and dinawindfoundation.art.
Source: The Bower