Jim Dine/Pinochio Exhibit Opens at Nassau County Museum of Art


13DT PinocchioDineA painter, sculptor and graphic artist, Dine’s art often incorporates images of everyday life, such as tools, rope, shoes, neckties and other articles of clothing. Culled from a sculpture exhibition first organized by New York City’s Pace Gallery, the exhibit features works based on Carlo Collodi’s novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio, including sculptures of the title character and a 40-piece print series illustrating Dines’ homage to the classic tale.

The museum’s main galleries will be devoted to several themes – the artist’s Heart and Venus works, Gardening and Carpentry Tool imagery, and recent Pinocchio sculptures. Several major sculptural works will be installed outdoors on the Museum’s expansive 145-acre sculpture park and nature preserve, including The Mountains in the Distance of 1987-88.

This iconic bronze work places the Venus de Milo form on its side, abstracting the vertical of the figure to evoke a horizontal of a landscape.

The museum will screen two films illuminating Dine’s works and artistic processes daily: A Self Portrait on the Walls at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and All About Looking at 12 p.m., 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Opens 3.31. Through 7.8.