KATONAH, N.Y. -- Multimedia artist Chris Larson will be constructing and installing The Katonah Relocation Project, at the Katonah Museum of Art.
The exhibition will be open to the public from Sunday, March 29 – Sunday, June 28. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
The exhibition is inspired by the astounding tale of Katonah’s relocation in the late 19th century.
Forced from their original location by the building of the Cross River Reservoir, the townspeople came up with a plan — they lifted their homes onto logs to be pulled by horses along soap-slicked timbers, re-siting their town to present-day Katonah.
Larson ties the history of relocation to the building of the Katonah Museum of Art and the museum’s upcoming exhibition, A Home for Art: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the KMA.
Larson replicates Barnes’ private Mount Kisco home at full scale in the Museum’s sculpture garden. With a nod to the Katonah narrative, he constructs the modernist structure as if it were dragged in on logs, elevated on timber cribbing, and pierced through by the Norway spruce trees.
Additional works in the galleries, including some cast in soap, respond directly to Katonah’s history and culture. Larson is a multimedia artist known for his sensitive and often dramatic responses to architectural environments and histories.
The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) is at 134 Jay St. (Route 22) in Katonah.
For information call 914-232-9555 or visit www.katonahmuseum.org Museum Hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, Sunday noon - 5 p.m. Closed Monday.
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