6. Peter Kolisnyk|
(Canadian, b. 1934)
Ground Outline, 1978
Purchased with funds from the Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and Wintario, 1981
Located on the front lawn of Theological Hall
Peter Kolisnyk's minimalist and conceptual sculpture explores the processes of representation and perception. The goal of Ground Outline is to bring our attention to the surrounding environment rather than to the object itself. This piece was originally installed at Harbourfront in Toronto, where viewers were able to catch a glimpse of Lake Ontario and the surrounding harbour through its frame. Queen's campus was surveyed extensively to find a location that did justice to the sculpture: the sweeping slope in Summerhill park is a dramatic setting. By providing a frame through which one can view the landscape, Ground Outline puts the landscape on stage and heightens awareness of our presence in it.
Article: The Big White Frame