Glulam Basis Of Sculpture
At Venice’s La Biennale Arte
UNADILLA – Remember “Big Bling,” Martin Puryear’s Glulam-based sculpture unveiled New York City’s Madison Square Park in 2016?
Sunday, “Swallowed Sun,” a new collaboration between Puryear and Glulam manufacturer Unalam of Unadilla will be unveiled in the U.S. Pavilion at La Biennale Arte in Venice, Italy, part of Puryear’s “Liberty/Libertà.” The sculptor was chosen to represent the U.S. this year at La Biennale.
“When the call came in to be a part of Martin’s sculpture team for this exhibition, we didn’t hesitate to say yes,” Unalam CEO Craig Van Cott said. “The hardest part of all of this has been keeping the entire project a secret,” as required by La Biennale Arte, known as “the Olympics of the art world.”