While many “creatives” are just now starting to call Detroit “home,” it’s good to remember Robert Sestok never left. And through the decades, the sculptor has loved his home town.
His appreciation for the Motor City shows through his work, visible at City Sculpture. The 17,000-square foot art park is home to twenty-nine of his large-scale sculptures. Representing more than 30 years of work, the art is spectacular, works in metal that have been shaped, welded and burnished to encompass the abstract to the sublime.
See for yourself: City Sculpture is located at 955 Alexandrine, Detroit, MI, 48201, about a half mile south of the campus of Wayne State University.
Detroit Performs Television featured his work here:
Sarah Rose Sharpe of HyperAllergic.com wrote an excellent report on the opening: After Years of Battling Gentrification, an Artist Opens a Sculpture Park in Detroit.
The good people at IXITI posted an excellent preview and an interview with the artist, “Urban Sculpture Garden Opens in the Shadows of the Freeway.”