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Untitled (Swan)

MA

Sculpture
Artist

Matt Johnson

Collection

MIT Public Art Collection

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Material : Bent train track

The plaza outside of the Vassar Street Residence Hall serves as an ideal location for Matt Johnson’s Untitled (Swan) (2016).  Matt Johnson’s sculptures explore the paradox of visual forms through unorthodox and surprising materials. His works are inspired by everyday objects, which often become humorously absurd when the artist frees them of their original functions. Johnson’s Untitled (Swan), debuted in New York on the High Line in 2017 as part of a group exhibition, Wanderlust, which explored themes of walking, journeys, and pilgrimages. Derived from the artist’s doodles in a sketch book, and bent from an original rail track pulled from the High Line, the sculpture’s sinuous shapes and curves contort to create a three-dimensional drawing in space.

The plaza outside of the Vassar Street Residence Hall serves as an ideal location for Matt Johnson’s Untitled (Swan) (2016).  Matt Johnson’s sculptures explore the paradox of visual forms through unorthodox and surprising materials. His works are inspired by everyday objects, which often become humorously absurd when the artist frees them of their original functions. Johnson’s Untitled (Swan), debuted in New York on the High Line in 2017 as part of a group exhibition, Wanderlust, which explored themes of walking, journeys, and pilgrimages. Derived from the artist’s doodles in a sketch book, and bent from an original rail track pulled from the High Line, the sculpture’s sinuous shapes and curves contort to create a three-dimensional drawing in space.

189 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA, US 02139
The plaza outside of the Vassar Street Residence Hall

Nearby
Metropolitan Storage Warehouse 0.2 miles
Stratton Student Center 0.2 miles
Kresge Auditorium 0.2 miles
Altarpiece for MIT Chapel 0.3 miles
Alchemist 0.3 miles
MIT Chapel 0.3 miles
Simmons Hall 0.4 miles
MIT Great Dome 0.5 miles
Three-Piece Reclining Figure, Draped 0.5 miles
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