[Public Art] Final Phase of Gregor Turk’s “Apparitions”


© Gregor Turk Keep your eyes peeled for the third and final phase of "Apparitions", Gregor Turk's project for ACP Public Art.

General Sherman's eyes are now gazing back from the Beltline on the east side of Piedmont Park. Here's a map to the exact location!

"The third and current phase, entitled Look Away, references the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Atlanta and the later destruction of the city with 5 different images of William T. Sherman’s eyes imposed on the landscape. The configuration of the encircling billboards could be construed as an inverted version of the Cyclorama featuring the Sherman's eyes rather than the battle the general witnessed from nearby Copenhill. The piece also obliquely references the Dr. T. J. Eckleburg billboard of a pair of disembodied spectacled eyes located in the Valley of the Ashes in The Great Gatsby. One intent of this phase was to encourage viewers to reflect on the city’s progress and shortcomings over the past 150 years under the intimidating gaze of Sherman."
(Photo credit: Gregor Turk)

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