Peter Shelton's Striking, 30-Foot-High Sculpture, "gandhiG", Is the Latest Artistic Addition to Pomona's Campus
Peter Shelton '73's gandhiG has a new, prominent place on campus, along College Avenue outside the Pomona College Museum of Art. Getting it there wasn't easy: The street was closed off as a cast of crane operators, metal workers and anxious museum staff worked over several hours to place the sculpture on the pad and cement the legs.
According to the museum's website, gandhiG (2002) is an insistent presence. It engages us viscerally and intellectually as we respond to the long spindly legs supporting a human torso 30 feet above street level; and decipher the form wrapped in what looks like a dhoti (traditional Indian dress for the lower part of the body), growing organically from the ground.
The sculpture is on long-term loan to the College, from LA Louver Gallery and the artist. It is the first in a series of changing sculptural installations.
With a large public art project recently unveiled at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Shelton is a distinguished artist with work in a number of public and private collections in the United States and Europe. Shelton will talk about his work on Wednesday, March 28 at 4:15 p.m. in Lyman Hall in Thatcher Music Building. More ...