Summit Public Art is proud to announce the installation of a new sculpture by John Clement, called Hot Tamale. The large red steel piece was installed recently on the Village Green, near Elm Street.
John Clement's brightly colored bent steel pipes appear to defy gravity as they loop through space creating circular “line drawings.” “I am infatuated with the appropriation of industrial methods and materials for art,” he explained. A student of such acclaimed artists as Marc di Suvero and John Henry, Clement’s geometric work follows a similar tradition of large-scale Constructivist-inspired sculpture, and yet breaks the boundaries of the genre by constantly playing with the ideas of form and space in curvilinear compositions. Clement currently lives and works in Brooklyn and his art appears in many venues.
Summit Public Art has been bringing contemporary sculptures to the City of Summit for ten years and believes that public art transforms our city landscape, inspires its citizens, and enriches our community. An all-volunteer committee, Summit Public Art is solely funded through private donations and grants. No funding is provided by the City of Summit.
To learn more, visit http://arts.cityofsummit.org.