- Town:Albany WA
Year of creation:1983
- Rider(s):Colleoni, Bartolomeo
- Sculptor(s):Seley, Jason
Mr. Seley, a professor of sculpture at Cornell since 1968, was chairman of the department of art from 1968 to 1973. He became dean of the college in 1980. He taught sculpture from 1965 to 1967 at New York University, and from 1953 to 1965 at Hofstra University. His gently humorous work was marked by angular and hollowly curvilinear pieces marked with holes welded together from junk. He worked with slightly used chromium-plated steel and automobile bumpers artfully contrived so that viewers were sometimes unaware that they were looking at a bumper. One of his best-know pieces is ”Colleoni II,” a bumper version of Verrocchio’s monumental equestrian statue. It was bought by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Foundation and is part of the permanent exhibit at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
Sculpture in the Plaza Lobby, Corning Tower: Colleoni II, 1971, by Jason Seley. Equestrian figure of welded steel car-bumpers.