Green and black: 'Nature, art and humanity'

''Mountain Temple Skyscraper'' (asphalt, mirror-tinted Plexiglass, plastic and topiary installation) by Robert Andrade, in his show "To Move an Obelisk,'' at the Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery  at Providence College.    

''Mountain Temple Skyscraper'' (asphalt, mirror-tinted Plexiglass, plastic and topiary installation) by Robert Andrade, in his show "To Move an Obelisk,'' at the Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery  at Providence College.

 

 

The gallery notes that this show “features sculpture that intertwines modern art, aspects of public space and Modernist architecture. His works consist of unique construction materials to create life-like sculptures of images in nature.’’ The image above, despite its eccentric mix of media, “has a sense of realism from both up close and afar…. The sculptures are seemingly built into the exhibition space, giving the viewer a new sense of perspective on how nature, art and humanity intertwine.’’

Mr. Andrade also “notes his interest in certain political structures by alluding to the town square in which a democratic public would gather to discuss, debate or protest, among other activities. ‘To Move an Obelisk’ speaks to the ways in which humanity interacts with nature and the importance of those two forces working together.’’