Sculptures in the great outdoors

Simon Ouwerkerk and his sculpture outside of the Manhattan Beach Art Center. Photo

Simon Ouwerkerk and his sculpture outside of the Manhattan Beach Art Center. Photo

Basking in the Moonlight

When “Form and Movement” came out to play

Simon Ouwerkerk. Photo

As noted last week in Easy Reader, Simon Ouwerkerk’s sculptures are being quarantined inside of the Manhattan Beach Art Center—and that means no visitors. So this past Saturday they were brought out into the light of day and were available for viewing by anyone who cared to come by and have a look. It was a modest but effective way to showcase the sculptor’s many talents as they’ve expressed themselves over the years.

For the complete interview with Ouwerkerk about his work, scroll through the current postings or consult our last printed edition. The show was curated by Homeira Goldstein of Time4Art and remains intact but cloistered through Jan. 3.

However, the work will once more be publicly displayed out of doors on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 12 to 8 p.m. While it’s not necessarily the best way to see this art, there is the advantage of being able to walk around most of it and to appreciate it from several angles, the way that sculpture is supposed to be seen.

Form and Movement is inside the Manhattan Beach Art Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, which remains closed. Next outdoor public viewing is Saturday, Dec. 19, from 12 to 8 p.m. Social distancing and face coverings required. An online video of the installation can be viewed at For further information, email or call (310) 379-5800. ER


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