Tim de Christopher’s The Fruit of our Labors will be on view in deCordova’s The Square gallery beginning Saturday, June 28. De Christopher works in the tradition of stone carving, creating large-scale narrative sculpture and installations. Previously installed at Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts, his continually evolving work The Fruit of Our Labors explores the labors of man over the course of a lifetime.
The new iteration of this installation at deCordova is a large, timber-framed structure containing carved stone sculptures and weathered found objects. Evocative of an ancient Greek temple, the structure acts as a monument: its items metaphorically pay tribute to a life lived, representing ideas that are both deeply personal and universally experienced. De Christopher calls the work “in part an autobiographical narrative… it is about our legacies as well as our experiences through life.”
The Fruit of Our Labors was previously installed at the Oxbow Gallery, in Northampton, MA in December of 2010 and a new iteration of the project will be installed at deCordova in The Square from June 28 through November 2, 2014.
This exhibition has been generously funded by an anonymous donor.