In addition to lead exhibitions Lesley Dill and Ian Hamilton Finlay: Arcadian Revolutionary and Avant-Gardener, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is pleased to present Tim de Christopher’s The Fruit of Our Labors.
Tim de Christopher’s The Fruit of our Labors will be on view in deCordova’s The Square gallery beginning Saturday, June 28. De Christopher works in the tradition of stone carving, creating large-scale narrative sculpture and installations. Previously installed at Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts, his continually evolving work The Fruit of Our Labors explores the labors of man over the course of a lifetime.
The new iteration of this installation at deCordova is a large, timber-framed structure containing carved stone sculptures and weathered found objects. Evocative of an ancient Greek temple, the structure acts as a monument: its items metaphorically pay tribute to a life lived, representing ideas that are both deeply personal and universally experienced. De Christopher calls the work “in part an autobiographical narrative… it is about our legacies as well as our experiences through life.”
Tim de Christopher (born 1954, Kentfield, California) lives and works in the village of Turners Falls in Montague, Massachusetts. He studied at The Cooper Union School of Art and Columbia University School of Architecture. De Christopher has had numerous public and private commissions, including by the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and The Jewish Museum, New York. In addition, he has had fellowships at Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center, and has received grants from Artist’s Resource Trust, LEF Foundation, Massachusetts Culture Council, Northampton Arts Council, and the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston.
Tim de Christopher’s The Fruit of our Labors is generously funded by an anonymous donor.