ArtPrize at Meijer Gardens - Mark Mennin: Embedded

September 15, 2022 through October 2, 2022

Mark Mennin’s entry for ArtPrize 2022 comprises three oversized stone beds, situated outdoors on the Frey Foundation Plaza. Titled Embedded, this trio of voluptuous structures is designed for people to sit or lie on, bringing us right up against this hard material. The artist sees his large-scale stone sculptures as an opportunity to “bond our bodies to the Earth” and as a “tidy way of rolling around in mud.” Mennin’s triptych serves a sensual invitation to get closer to this primal matter, grounding us in the natural and the built stone environments. Unlike with most sculptures in public collections, visitors are encouraged to touch, lounge and linger on Mennin’s curvaceous stone beds.

Events

Oct 16, 2022 at 11:30 AM

Mark Mennin Exhibition Walk: Stone Embodiment

Exhibition Walk: Stone Embodiment

Instructor
Amber Oudsema
Fee Information
Included with admission

Sep 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Past Event

Mark Mennin: ArtPrize and "Written in Stone" Lecture and Member Reception

Lecture and Member Reception

Sponsors

Mark Mennin: Embedded is made possible with support from:

The Meijer Foundation

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation

Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Michigan Arts and Culture Council, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts

Townsquare Media

Oct 16, 2022 at 11:30 AM

Mark Mennin Exhibition Walk: Stone Embodiment

Exhibition Walk: Stone Embodiment

Instructor
Amber Oudsema
Fee Information
Included with admission

Sep 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Past Event

Mark Mennin: ArtPrize and "Written in Stone" Lecture and Member Reception

Lecture and Member Reception