Art of the People
The Aldrich Museum is hosting Peter Liversidge’s first U.S. solo exhibition
Photo by Tom Powel
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is hosting Peter Liversidge’s first U.S. solo exhibition. British artist Liversidge has produced performances and physical artworks using various mediums—including, for this, Ridgefield residents. Yes, residents themselves. His work is part of Site Lines: Four Solo Exhibitions Engaging Place.
From July 5 to July 14, Liversidge will work with Ridgefield Hardware store employees. He will gather inspiration from what is in the store, what is most commonly sold, and who comes in, to create a one-of-a-kind choral song for the employees to perform in September.
On July 9, 2016, there will be a Community Day celebration at the museum.The celebration will feature his grandfather’s sausage recipe and other treats. The first 100 guests will be given 100 pennies to create sculptures that will be featured in the exhibition. The Community Day will include a sausage and craft beer festival in the sculpture garden.
Currently, the museum features Liversidge’s more tangible work. This includes cylindrical models of Ridgefield lakes containing water from each (pictured) and a shelf with objects Liversidge has covered in postage stamps. Also there is an installation of 12 groupings of lights in public locations, including Books on the Common, Luc’s Café, and the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.
Reservation required as space is limited. For more info Community Day