Home / The Baker Museum /Past Exhibitions /Arik Levy
Back to Home

Arik Levy

Un/Natural History


Arik Levy. RockGrowth370, 2013. Mirror-polished, marine-grade stainless steel. 173 x 126 x 157 in. © Arik Levy. Courtesy Arik Levy Studio

Arik Levy, 2013. Photo by Daniele de Carolis. Courtesy of Arik Levy Studio.

Arik Levy. FacetFormation180Corten, 2016. Corten Steel. 30 3/4 x 30 x 71 inches. Courtesy of Arik Levy Studio.

 

Arik Levy. Ghost 224, 2017. Fine textured powder-coated stainless steel. 27 x 29 x 88 inches. and Ghost 180 Corten, 2017. Cor-Ten steel 26 x 31 x 71 inches. Courtesy of Arik Levy Studio.

Arik Levy. Crater210Blue, 2015. Powder Coated Steel. 33 1/2 x 30 3/4 x 82 3/4 inches. Courtesy of Arik Levy Studio.

A previous exhibition
at The Baker Museum
and Naples Botanical Garden

September 5, 2017 — June 2, 2018


Emphasizing elegance, balance and minimalism, the sculptures and outdoor installations of internationally renowned, Paris-based artist Arik Levy (Israel, b. 1963) address the viewer in ways that are equally cerebral and sensuous. Using robust materials, such as mirrored marine-grade stainless steel or powder-coated steel, which he finishes with great precision, the artist creates biomorphic forms that invite reflection and contemplation.

For over 15 years, Levy has been investigating the relationships between humans; social codes; nature; feelings; and science through the constant interpretation of the links, tensions and content of each of them, resulting in a remarkable anthology of statements. With a sophisticated knowledge and understanding of sculptural traditions, he is a technologist as much as he is an artist: He thinks in form; volume; skin; texture; and material properties; he manipulates and develops cutting-edge fabrication techniques to propel his ongoing creative investigation and artistic exploration.

Levy’s innate scientific and poetic acumen, mixed with an interest in innovation, simplicity and experimentation, allows him to translate social and emotional conceptual narratives into sculptures and experiences, both in urban and natural environments. Un/Natural History includes a selection of recent works — on display both at Artis—Naples and Naples Botanical Garden — that derive inspiration in form and content from nature. Evoking minerals, arboreal structures, rocks and other forms, Levy’s works exist as monuments that reflect and celebrate the geometry of nature, serenely owning the spaces they occupy.


This exhibition is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum and presented in partnership with Naples Botanical Garden.

Naples Botanical Garden

Join

Enrich your experience of the arts by joining Friends of Artis—Naples and/or Leadership Circle. You’ll enjoy private previews of new exhibitions, invitations to exclusive social events, discounts and more.

More Info

Give

Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s leading cultural resource thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors. Help us continue providing art and educational opportunities to all ages.

More Info

Community

Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

More Info