Garage Magazine: In the Midst of a Sculpture Park, a Skate Bowl

Friday, Sep 04, 2020

While most art galleries and museums were all closed during the first months of quarantine, upstate New Yorkers still had a place they could go see art. Sprawled over 120 acres of hilly, lush, and tick-infested forest, Art Omi is perhaps the ideal social-distanced art setup. Thus, while the rest of the art world was at a soul-crushing standstill, Art Omi was even able to commission a new work. Better yet, it commissioned a work that functioned as a way for the community to come together—or at least the skating community. Chemi Rosado-Seijo’s Mahican Pearl Hole (Mahican Bowl) was built over the summer, and its story is a testament to just how resilient and close-knit the skating community is. The work is a skate bowl.

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