Grounds For Sculpture to Receive $45,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Grounds For Sculpture to Receive $45,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Tallur, L.N., Eraser Pro, 2012, bronze, 200 x 95 x 60 centimeters, Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $45,000 to Grounds For Sculpture to support the exhibition, Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. and related programming. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,605 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking and will award 972 grants in this category.

“The arts enhance our communities and our lives, and we look forward to seeing these projects take place throughout the country, giving Americans opportunities to learn, to create, to heal, and to celebrate,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Grounds For Sculpture is honored to be recommended for this grant in support of Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N., which is part of a series of projects that affirm Grounds For Sculpture’s commitment to reflecting the diversity of our region and the dynamic world around us” commented Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director of Grounds For Sculpture and Curator of the exhibition. “We look forward to sharing our appreciation and understanding of Tallur’s creativity with all of our visitors. We are grateful to the NEA for this endorsement.”

Tallur L.N. is a conceptual, multi-disciplined artist based in India and South Korea. This survey exhibition of his work will include nearly 30 sculptures created in a range of media. Building on the rich sculptural traditions of India, Tallur often makes reference to ancient Indian iconography, Hindu symbols, and mythology. By pairing the sacred with the secular, handmade with machine-made, decorative with functional, he purposefully obscures, transforms and subverts the traditional reading of these historic references. The work speaks to the complexity of the global world we live in, creating a tension between the past and the present while provoking questions about the future. This project includes a new large-scale sculpture entitled Fringe (2019), inspired by a historic Indian temple fragment.

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey, is a forty-two acre nonprofit sculpture park, arboretum, and museum founded by Seward Johnson. Its collection features over 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions change seasonally in six indoor galleries. Offering rich educational programs, a robust schedule of performing arts, and family events, it is open year-round with extended hours in the summer season. Shopping and dining options complement every visit. For hours, admission prices, and a calendar of events, visit Stay up to date at

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Gayle Freeman Moore
Manager of Institutional Giving