Artist: Sam Gilliam
Title: 9' x 21' 1'
Medium: Sculpture - Wall relief
Year Installed: 1987
Venue: Broward County Governmental Center
Sam Gilliam, an international acclaimed artist, combined acrylic on canvas with acrylic enamel on aluminum for this wall relief sculptural work. Articulated with architectural forms, the artwork suggests a convergence of geometric elements symbolizing the urban development along the New River. The wall sculpture is installed on a wall above a stairway leading to the second floor in the Governmental Center.
"New River Rises is a matrix that combines several entities; elements of painting and sculpture are used to form a work that is thematic in intention and that uses abstract concepts"
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