Installation by Adjunct Lecturer Neumann Featured at Sculpture Trail

Work by Adjunct Lecturer Matthias Neumann is among the eight juried sculptural installations comprising the New Canaan Sculpture Trail, which will celebrate its opening at a virtual event on Friday, June 19, at 5:00 p.m. Neumann’s piece, Bridge #39, is at the Calhoun Preserve in New Canaan, Connecticut. The trail is open to the public at all hours.


According to Professor Neumann, Basics #39 is part of an ongoing series of public interventions exploring an abstracted notion of form, space, and materiality in temporary public sculpture. Initially conceived as part of a larger museum installation at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Romania, the series has since had a substantial number of iterations throughout the United States.


The exhibition’s eight sculptural installations represent a diverse selection of artists and are positioned at six New Canaan Land Trust preserves, in front of the New Canaan Town Hall, and in the courtyard of the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Each sculpture responds to the geography of the individual locations while being engaging, interactive, and distinctive. The trail was created by the New Canaan Land Trust in partnership with the Carriage Barn Arts Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. By joining art and nature, this inaugural outdoor art exhibition provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to connect with their natural surroundings.