Soon after sculptor Bryan Hunt took part in the Guggenheim's 1978 show, "Young American Artists," a man who'd seen his work approached him about a commission. "He pulled out photographs of Fallingwater, and I had to pick myself up off the ground," says Hunt. "It was one of those magic moments." Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., whose father had hired Frank Lloyd Wright to design the Pennsylvania house, thought the sculptor's new waterfall series—spiraling, lyrical works in bronze—was only too fitting. Since then, Hunt has continually revisited the theme, creating works that simulate the pull of gravity while defiantly resisting it. Now, ten of these sculptures rise up along Park Avenue, between 52nd and 57th Streets. The bronze and aluminum works, dating from 1977 to 2006, reveal an ongoing fascination with nature and form. "The waterfall is like a figure in the landscape, to me," he explains. "And how many ways can you explore the human figure?"
"Bryan Hunt on Park Avenue," through November 11;
Click here to see the gallery for "With the Flow."