Posting Date: January 6, 2011

"Leaning Man" loses his head over holidays
Iconic sculpture disassembled for a big move

By Cheryl Anderson Brown

For more than a decade, Viola Frey's sculpture, "Leaning Man III," had stood sentry in the Student Center at Kennesaw State University. Students returning to school this month will certainly notice his absence.

In December, a special crew carefully disassembled the nine-foot tall artwork and moved it to the Don Russell Clayton Gallery in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, where it will be one of the highlights of the exhibition, "Modern and Contemporary Work from the Permanent Collection." The show will run Jan. 10 through April 28, with a public reception 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 27.

 
Photos by Joshua Stone

 

Like all of the works in the exhibition, "Leaning Man III," was given to Kennesaw State by a generous donor. He was a gift from Richard and Judy Marks, who have contributed several largescale pieces to the KSU permanent collection. Started in 1972 with gifts from Fred Bentley Sr. and J. Allan Sellars, the collection has grown to include nearly 1,000 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from the late-15th century to the present.

This special exhibition focuses on just a portion of the collection. Represented artists include Thomas Hart Benton, Marc Chagall, Michael Goldberg, Everett Shinn, Joe Zucker, N.C. Wyeth and others.

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 12-4 p.m. and by appointment. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 770-499-3223.

 

 

 

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