A Place for Nonconformists
Turn Park Art Space opens May 14
Photo by Jake Borden
A quizzical Albert Einstein sits on a bench beside a brooding Niels Bohr, early 20th-century physicists cast in aluminum by Vladimir Lemport.
The figures are found in unlikely West Stockbridge, where Igor Gomberg and Katya Brezgunova have transformed an old quarry into Turn Park Art Space, 16 acres of sculpture, performance spaces, and gentle walking trails, opening May 14, 2017.
Romberg is a computer engineer, Brezgunova a screenwriter and journalist, and together they have supported artistic projects in Russia and the U.S. With architects Alexander Konstantinov and Grigori Fateyev, they have imagined a home for their collection by nonconformist Soviet sculptors of the 1960s. Konstantinov and Fateyev considered Prague, in the Czech Republic, but wanted a place to be part of the community around it.
Turn Park, fittingly located at 2 Moscow Road, opens with a group show of new works in wood, and an indoor exhibit of works on paper by Nicolay Silis—futuristic Escher-like studies of Don Quixote. turnpark.com