Bronze figures from artist Seward Johnson’s series Celebrating the Familiar dot the Campus Espanade at Western University of Health Science through the summer. Stroll between Towne Avenue and Gibbs Street to catch a glimpse of these sculptures, depicting people engaged in everyday activities, and weighing between 350 to 900 pounds. It took three burly men to set the woman Shaping Up in motion; see her in mid-stride by the Health Education Center. Swing by the park bench by the Student Services Center and peek over the businessman in Waiting for a hot stock tip. The exquisite detail will make you smile.
In 2016, Crown Point’s Art in Point program is set to sponsor a monumental-scale sculpture for the community’s enjoyment. From May through September, the exhibition will showcase twelve sculptures throughout the downtown. All ages have joined the fun.
Northern California’s wine country invited the sculptures of Seward Johnson to dot the landscape from June through September. Travelers can find The Sidewalk Judge on a main street in Yountville amid the toney restaurants. Other figurative bronzes can be found at the beautiful B Cellars Vineyards & Winery in Oakville, Napa Valley.
New York City’s Broadway is the setting for an exhibition of eighteen Seward Johnson sculptures through September 15, 2015. Hosted by the Garment District Alliance, visitors to the five pedestrian plazas will find selections from Seward Johnson: The Retrospective on view. Each series of Johnson’s is represented within the five plazas including Celebrating the Familiar (man on the street) works and the Beyond the Frame pieces from the Impressionist-inspired collection. Marilyn Monroe and Grant Wood’s farmer’s enliven the plaza that is dedicated to the Icons Revisited series. Artnet highlighted this exhibition under its headline “15 exhibitions not to miss this summer”, and the New York Times called it ” … so dead-on you’re forced to do a double-take. “