Carlos Rolón, Gild the Lily (Caribbean Hybrid l, ll, lll), 2019, part of Sculpture Milwaukee 2019. © Carlos Rolón, Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki for Sculpture Milwaukee
“For Sculpture Milwaukee, Rolón will sheath the outside of the lobby cube of the Chase Bank building with a translucent diorama of tropical flowers, making the “bird cage” lobby the largest sculpture in the region.
By turning the transparent lobby into a glowing jewel box Rolón’s installation will be like a flame that attracts us to a key city intersection, where east meets west, north meets south, and where water meets street. Rolón’s unexpected cube will connect to the summer sky, the blue water of the Milwaukee river and concrete that flows beneath and through the lobby space. Rolón’s luminous beacon signals the reinvigorated vibrancy of our downtown.”