Installing Maya Lin’s Pin River – Ohio
Architecture / Behind the Scenes / Contemporary Art /
Installation for Maya Lin is proceeding apace in the Heinz Architectural Center. James Ewart from Maya’s New York studio is here for a few days to help coordinate things, including this installation of a new work envisioned specifically by Maya for Pittsburgh. Pin River – Ohio (Allegheny & Monongahela) is a depiction in stainless steel pins of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. The rivers converge at what Pittsburghers call “The Point,” the origin of the Ohio’s great serpentine sashay towards the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois. Like other works by the artist and architect, this wall piece invites us to examine closely the natural world in which we live.
To inaugurate the exhibition, Maya Lin will deliver a lecture at the Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland on Friday, February 10 at 6 p.m. The lecture is free; all are invited. The exhibition is on view through May 13.