Jun 01, 2007




Sculpture & Architecture Park

Forrest Myers has been exhibiting his large scale outdoor sculptures and public installations since the 1960s. He uses materials that range from concrete and plastic to aluminum and steel. Later in his career he began to focus on abstract furniture, and is well-known for his chairs and lounges of unique minimal forms and tangled nests of varied materials. His work has strong linear qualities, as his forms and structures relate back to nature that often resemble tree branches, nests, and other natural shapes. He has worked on several large scale public projects, one including The Wall located on the side of a building at a busy intersection in lower Manhattan. He also operates a small sculpture garden of his work with his wife, Debra Myers.

Valledor is a large aluminum sculpture which exploits the principles of human vision and illusory happenstance to create a unique experience. The piece can be viewed as a compact cube from one angle, and as the viewer moves the piece begins to morph and separate into linear abstract shapes on the landscape horizon.

Forrest Myers received his education at the San Francisco Art Institute in the late 1950s. He has had a multitude of solo exhibitions since the 1960s at galleries including Hedge Gallery, Yellow Bird Gallery, Sculpture Now Gallery, and Paula Cooper Gallery. Myers has also participated in many group exhibitions at institutions including P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Friedman-Benda Gallery, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, and Sideshow Gallery to name a few. He has been featured in a number of publications in magazines, journals and papers including Artforum and Soho Press NYC. His works are included in many museum and public collections throughout the world, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and Bosworth Exhibition Pavilion in Brazil.

Valledor was discussed in depth during Curatorial Conversations: Modernist Metal on May 15, 2020. Watch the video archive here: