OOS Sculpture

Progression

2012 / Albert Paley / Cincinnati

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Progression, Albert Paley, 2012, 44’4” x 9’4” x 4’, formed and fabricated steel with painted finish

Albert Paley’s “Progression” was originally created for the 2013 exhibition of Paley on Park Ave NYC, widely regarded as one of Paley’s most significant projects. Although his sculptures in this exhibition were not intended to be site specific, his work reflected the “dynamism of the city, stressing alterability and change.” In 2019, “Progression” was acquired by the University of Cincinnati through the State of Ohio’s Percent for Art Program. In its current location in front of the newly constructed University of Cincinnati Health and Sciences Building, it brings a similar energy of optimism to the space, encouraging complex and lively thinking.

Albert Paley is best known for his incredible skill in metal working. In fact he was the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. His architectural metal pieces have been commissioned by major institutions throughout the United States and have received international recognition. Come experience “Progression” on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Location: University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Building, 3225 Eden Ave | Previous Location: Park Avenue, New York City

County

: Hamilton

Citation

: Albert Paley, “ Progression,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 26, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1680.

Title

Progression

Description

Progression, Albert Paley, 2012, 44’4” x 9’4” x 4’, formed and fabricated steel with painted finish

Albert Paley’s “Progression” was originally created for the 2013 exhibition of Paley on Park Ave NYC, widely regarded as one of Paley’s most significant projects. Although his sculptures in this exhibition were not intended to be site specific, his work reflected the “dynamism of the city, stressing alterability and change.” In 2019, “Progression” was acquired by the University of Cincinnati through the State of Ohio’s Percent for Art Program. In its current location in front of the newly constructed University of Cincinnati Health and Sciences Building, it brings a similar energy of optimism to the space, encouraging complex and lively thinking.

Albert Paley is best known for his incredible skill in metal working. In fact he was the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. His architectural metal pieces have been commissioned by major institutions throughout the United States and have received international recognition. Come experience “Progression” on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Creator

Date

2012

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

1680

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Park Avenue, New York City

Location Street

3225 Eden Ave

Media Sculpture Height

9 feet, 4 inches

Media Sculpture Width

44 feet, 4 inches

Media Sculpture Depth

4 feet

Installation Date

2019

Creation Date

2012

Materials