Monday, October 7, 2013

Why


Why, 1975
Richard Hunt
Smart Museum
University of Chicago
5550 South Greenwood Avenue

            Erected in honor of Samuel H. Nerlove, a University of Chicago professor of Economics known for his questioning nature, this cast bronze piece is one of a series of works that Hunt describes as “hybrids.” With abstract but suggestive biomorphic forms emerging from a geometric base, Hunt creates a sculpture that seems to be part plant, part animal but allows the viewer to make his or her own associations. 
         Originally located in the College Center quadrangle, its present location outside the Smart Museum of Art is a more intimate space that lends itself to longer engagement with the work.  


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