Daniel Rothbart has installed Oculus, a motorized kinetic sculpture, in the garden of Château de la Napoule. Oculus is the second in a series of sculpture exhibitions by alumni of La Napoule Art Foundation in the garden of Château de la Napoule.
Rothbart was a fellow at La Napoule Art Foundation in 2002, during which time he was drawn to the gardens of the Château with their cedar and eucalyptus trees, grand alley, and views of the Mediterranean coastline. Like Foucault’s Pendulum, Oculus is constantly informed by the gravitational pull of the sun. Ever-changing patterns of light and shadow in movement re-frame classical geometries of the garden and sculptural works by Henry Clews. Themes of magnetism, perpetual motion, illusion, and mesmerism characterize this sculptural installation.
Semiotic Situations, an exhibition of ten new digital collage prints by Daniel Rothbart, will also be on view at the Galerie Depardieu in Nice from May 4 through 27.
Thanks to Wolfgang Becker, Sonja Benzner, Chrystèle Burlot, Christian Depardieu, Natasha Gallaway, Heinz Hanisch, Klaus Hillmann, Christoph Kösters, Annette Lagler, Philippe Lefebvre, Ludwig Forum for International Art, Mariella Marcantoni, Francine Hunter McGivern, Nelcy Mercier, Robert Rogers, Pierre Tafani, Sylvie Tafani, Tonya Quinn, Chloé Tanach, Tandem Lagerhaus und Kraftverkehr Kunst GmbH, Alexis Vrousos, Jean Luc Waze.