Sunday, January 30, 2011
First Retrospective of Jim Dine's Sculpture Opens at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: "GRAND RAPIDS, MI.- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is the exclusive venue for the first retrospective of sculptural works by Pop Art master Jim Dine. As one of the most revered American artists, Dine has been a major force across the contemporary scene since the advent of the Pop Art movement. Celebrated for his paintings and graphic work, Dine’s equally prolific and profound efforts as a sculptor are less well-known. Jim Dine: Sculpture will be on display through May 8, 2011. The exhibition traces the origins of Dine’s sculpture from the early work of the late 1950s and the early 1960s through his most recently completed efforts. Many of Dine’s iconic themes are explored including his use of tool and tool imagery, the Venus figure and the heart motif. Most recent is his exploration of the Pinocchio theme. “Dine has a vast creativity and willingness to turn to a variety of images, many deriv"