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Colossal Heads, Stone Sculptures Take Over Nyack Art Center Garden

This colossal head by sculptor James Tyler is on exhibit in Nyack.
This colossal head by sculptor James Tyler is on exhibit in Nyack. Photo Credit: Edward Hopper House Art Center on Facebook

NYACK, N.Y. -- Passersby may have noticed the massive heads made of ceramic and stone on the grounds of the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack.

They are the work of James Tyler and Santi Hitorangi. The "Sculpture in the Garden 2016" outdoor exhibition runs to Oct. 22.

James Tyler's Brickhead Assemblage sculptures are unique colossal heads that invite viewers to identify with the world’s ceramic heritages, explains a press release.

The work has pre-Columbian, South American, Native American, Asian, African, and Western influences.

Santi Hitorangi will be showing some of his carved stone sculptures. As a member of the Hitorangi Atan clan from his native Rapa Nui (Easter Island), he learned the traditional art of sculpting, said the release.

His clan was known to be the carvers of thousands of Moai (colossal rock statues) that were made from volcanic rock, which can still be found on the island.

In 1998, Hitorangi appeared in the NOVA series, “The Lost Empires,” for which he sculpted a full-scale replica of a Moai.

Viewing the sculptures on the grounds is free. There is an admission fee to the art center for exhibits inside.

For more information, call (845)- 358-0774 or email info@hopperhouse.org

The exhibit is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. at the center, 82 N. Broadway, Nyack.

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