“Complexus” to Remain in Sarasota
Dec 07, 2012 05:56PM
The Sarasota Public Art Fund has met its goal of $550,000 to purchase “Complexus,” a monumental work by the Tennessee-based sculptor John Henry. The 70-foot tall, bold and bright red steel sculpture, located at the corner of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue in downtown Sarasota, was the star of the show at the 2011-2012 Season of Sculpture’s outdoor exhibition.
According to Tom Savage, head of the city’s Public Art Fund, the funds were raised over the period of less than a year.
“Public art helps defi ne a community,” says Savage. “Art in public view plays a vital role in a city’s appeal, quality of life and economic viability. That’s why so many of us were extremely motivated to keep ‘Complexus’ in Sarasota. This signature work by the renowned sculptor, John Henry, has become a spectacular part of our cityscape and adds an important element to Sarasota’s rich cultural tapestry.” The sculpture will be gifted to the city of Sarasota as a permanent part of its art collection at a public ceremony in January 2013.
For more information, contact Tom Savage at [email protected].