City of Laguna Beach News

Temporary Sculpture Installation

Post Date:03/08/2023

"Polymery” by Taylor Dean Harrison


Laguna Beach, CA – The City of Laguna Beach Arts Commission is excited to present the temporary sculpture installation “Polymery” by artist Taylor Dean Harrison. The sculpture, consisting of two pieces, will be installed outside City Hall, adding to previous sculpture experiences presented in Downtown Laguna Beach. In 2022, the Laguna Beach Arts Alliance awarded the City with an Art Star Award for its temporary art installations, a program the Arts Commission will be expanding in 2023.

Harrison, a California sculptor, grew up nearby in San Clemente and now works in Sonoma County. Harrison said, “This is a coming home for me; I am so excited to have my work in the city I grew up visiting.”

Harrison describes his work as immersive installations and says, “I try to tap into the endless ‘possible universes’ that can be created with art. I use this as a way to remind myself of the potentiality of my own life. I hope to make artwork that nudges viewers, and myself, to find that light amongst our mental and physical struggles. To me, a moment of awe can be a powerful salve.”

“Polymery” is a characteristic of having many parts, working together to create a single effect, as seen in this mixed-media installation. The sculptures and the lighting offer an opportunity to interact with the installation shadows of the lighting and patterns both sculptures create.

Arts Commissioner, Donna Ballard said ,“The City of Laguna Beach’s Cultural Arts Department and the Arts Commission are excited to bring another major temporary installation to City Hall. These fleeting installations make us view our spaces differently and provide access to works that give diversity to the public art experience. It’s not to be missed.”

Arts Commissioner and Chair Karen Wood added, “With the imminent arrival of Harrison’s sculpture, the Commission continues to pursue that which enriches and feeds the cultural discourse in our town.”

The sculptures will be installed Mid-March and on exhibit for three months. A dedication will be held on March 15, 2023, at 5 p.m.

This exhibition has been facilitated with visual art producers Building 180, the artist, and funded through the Laguna Beach Tourist Marketing District and the City of Laguna Beach.

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