The public was invited to an opening reception on Thursday, April 18 at Sculpture Space Studio to celebrate TRACE-in-Bloom, an exciting culmination of work created by Sculpture Space Alumna Ann Reichlin. The reception was sponsored by the Colgate Inn.
Based upon the 1907 Sanborn map of the neighborhood, Trace is a planting of 3,000 narcissus bulbs on the site of the vanished foundation walls of several demolished homes that once lined Whitesboro Street. Each year the narcissus planted for Trace will emerge then disappear, momentarily revealing a vestige of the former density that once defined this West Utica neighborhood surrounding Sculpture Space. By marking a moment in the neighborhood's past, Trace uses the universal quality of gardening to explore the idea of transformation and continuance. As the tips of the narcissus have just begun to emerge, this presents a unique opportunity to document art as it forms and its ability to add vibrancy to the landscape surrounding it.
Funding for Trace was received with the help of the on-line micro-philanthropy fundraising platform, USA Projects. Generous community support from Sculpture Space, Jay Groah Group, Strut, Bodily Charm and numerous individual donors have made this project possible.
For more information on Trace, please visit: http://annreichlin.com
Trace in Bloom — Spring 2013
Planting — October 13, 2012
Pre-Planting — September 27, 2012