Site Installations

  • 01

    Grosse Point Confluence, 2010
    steel reinforcing bar
    Approximate dimensions 11.5 x 50 x 25 feet

    Grosse Point Confluence is a site-specific installation commissioned by the Evanston Art Center (EAC) for its 2010 Sculpture on the Grounds program. Made of approximately 7000 feet of steel rebar, Nadler’s sculpture sprawls across the landscape and penetrates the earth like a three-dimensional drawing. Viewers are encouraged to walk the sculpture’s meandering path, observing its twists, curves, and voids.

    Each year since 1994, the EAC has commissioned an artist to create a temporary site-specific installation on the front lawn of the center, which is uniquely situated in Lighthouse Landing Park on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The Sculpture on the Grounds installations are viewed throughout the year by people using the adjoining beach and park, as well as students, faculty, exhibiting artists, and other visitors to the Evanston Art Center.

    In 2012, Nadler published a book documenting Grosse Point Confluence, a Sculpture on the Grounds commission for the Evanston Art Center in Evanston, Illinois. Inside you’ll find images of the construction process and the piece in all of Chicago’s seasons, along with an essay by James Yood, art critic and the Director of the New Arts Journalism program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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    Grosse Point Confluence

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    Grosse Point Confluence

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    Grosse Point Confluence

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    Grosse Point Confluence

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    Grosse Point Confluence

  • 07

    Infrastructure, 2010
    Good Citizen Gallery, Saint Louis, MO

  • 08

    Whelm, 2012
    steel reinforcing rod
    6 feet x 45 feet x 12 feet

    Commissioned by Gallery 210 on the campus of the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

    Whelm is made of 11,000 feet of reinforcing rod and took about two weeks to construct.

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    Whelm