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Gary C. Dwyer was born on 1 October, 1943, in Denver in the US state of Colorado. In 1967, he completed his photography studies at the Syracuse University in New York, where he also finished an undergraduate degree in landscape architecture and art. He studied sculpture at the University of Denver, and until 1980 also at the Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria. Before devoting all his attention to photography he also worked in sculpture and landscape design and completed several commissions for large-scale landscape sculptures in the USA and France. In 1987, he photographed two climbing expeditions in the Himalayas. In 1992, he was the photographer on the botanical research project on the island of Baffin. In 1994, he took photographs in Hue, Vietnam, for the Unesco project on world heritage. He has publicised his work in professional magazines, such as Landscape Architecture, The Magazine for Landscape Planning, Design and Management. In 2004, he was one of the winners of the Earth Photographic Competition project. In 2005, he was artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome, where he took photographs of endangered architecture for the Worlds Monument Fund. His works have been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, the Oakland Museum in California, they are included in the collections of La Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris and of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. In 2007, he work was exhibited at the photographic biennial Atlantica Colectivas in Tenerife, the Canary Islands. In 2008, he was featured in the Photographic Biennial in Nancy, France. He works as a professor of landscape architecture at the California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.

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GARY C. DWYER       

Prelom / Break

Forma viva 1984

Jeklo, zemlja / steel, earth

600 x 1700 x 120 cm

prostor / area: 10 x 14 m

Spominski park Poljana / Poljana Memorial Park

Dwyer’s sculpture was carefully planned for the veduta-like view by the main road at the entrance to the Poljana memorial park. The two large blocks made of welded steel plates, resting on sandy mounds overgrown with grass, have been separated violently and their menacing points symbolise the dramatic events at the end of the second world war. The ambient-based composition with its multi-layered message also marks the fault line between the upper and the lower part of the Mežiška valley.

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Marko Košan

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KIPARSTVO, URBANIZEM

Published

05.12.2016 14:00

Modified

01.12.2016 13:36

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