Storm King Art Center, the Upstate New York sculpture park, has kicked off its 2023 season with three new exhibitions on view through November 13.

New York–based Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone‘s the sun and the moon features twin sculptures “the sun” (2018) and “the moon” (2021). Formed in delicate cast-bronze tree branches—one gilded and the other silver, and both over 16 feet tall—the circular sculptures are installed parallel to one another, and from a distance can be viewed one inside the other. For the 10th edition of Storm King’s Outlooks program, artist RA Walden created a site-specific installation that extends across several acres of the property’s South Ponds. The project depicts the electron configurations of the six most common elements on earth: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur. The third exhibition, The Volcano that Left, brings together new and recent large-scale sculptures by El Salvador–born, Los Angeles–based artist Beatriz Cortez. Working in steel, Cortez examines the experience of migration as a universal constant informed by human, geologic, and cosmic conditions.

Opened in 1960, Storm King maintains more than 100 sculptures on its 500-acre grounds, including permanent installations by Alexander Calder, David Smith, Louis Bourgeois, Anthony Caro, and Sol LeWitt.


"the sun," 2018, and "the moon," 2021, by Ugo Rondinone.
"Ilopango, the Volcano that Left," 2023, by Beatriz Cortez. Photograph by Jeffrey Jenkins.
access points // or // alternative states of matter(ing), 2023, by RA Walden. Photograph by Jeffrey Jenkins.