Crosland Group bringing new sculpture installation to Oak Lawn


From Staff Reports

“Our management philosophy for ilume and ilume Park includes community involvement and promoting social interaction among people. We have always believed that art is an integral and essential part of that social interaction,” developer Luke Crosland said this week, explaining why The Crosland Group will soon be unveiling a new sculpture installation in front of ilume Park on Cedar Springs.

The installation will feature a new piece by artist George Tobolowsky entitled Targeting.

The sculpture is made of reclaimed steel, found objects and paint. The lower portion is a steel missile casing, and the upper circular portion is a steel rondelle painted in ilume Park’s signature purple. Cobalt-painted steel unites the top and bottom portions of the piece.

Tobolowsky said he created and named the sculpture the way he did because he felt that the name, Targeting, would draw attention, as would the scale of the piece.

“The sculpture was initiated because of the location and the number of people who will see it, either walking or driving the Oak Lawn corridor,” Tobolowsky said. “Also, the quality and color of ilume Park and of ilume lend themselves to art that is large and upscale. This piece reflects the community that will see it and enjoy it.”

The scupture stands 112 inches tall — over nine feet — and is 54 inches in width and 42 inches in diameter, and it weighs in at about 2,000 pounds. It will be installed in front of ilume Park, making it visible from the building and from Douglas Street.

It will be dedicated in a ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at ilume Park, 3109 Douglas Ave.
ilume Gallerie, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 107, will debut a new George Tobolowsky exhibit, with a reception from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. The artist will attend both events.

The showing at ilume will feature two large signature Tobolowsky pieces, one at the ilume entrance and one at the exit, and both for sale. Other, smaller pieces by the artist will be on display inside the Gallerie during the showing. The reception is free and open to the public and will feature cocktails and complimentary valet service. The exhibit continues through April 25 and proceeds from the show will benefit AIDS Arms Dallas, AIDS Interfaith Network and Resource Center. Donations to the organizations will also be accepted.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 20, 2015.