Robert Sestok Sculpture Exhibition

Presented in collaboration with Traverse City Arts Commission and Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Robert Sestok Sculpture Exhibition is a temporary installation on the Boardman Lake Loop. The exhibition includes four sculptures of welded steel. These sculptures were installed in 2019 and will be on view for two years.

Machine, 2009
Machine explores the concept of the artist’s mechanical aptitude.

Remembering Gordon Newton, 2019
Sestok shared a Detroit studio space with Gordon Newton for more than ten years. Newton often worked with found materials leftover from Detroit’s industry days, thoughtfully and provokingly capturing the rugged identity of Detroit. This sculpture is an homage to his work.

Third Man, 2017
Created with pieces from an old boiler at Third Man Records in Detroit, this sculpture pays tribute to label owner and musician Jack White.

Van Brunt St., 2011
An exploration of the “missing links” between reality and abstraction, Van Brunt St. is constructed from flat steel shapes and metal rods used in cement work.

About the Artist

A Michigan native, Robert Sestok has works with a variety of media, most regularly sculpture and painting. Sestok came to prominence along with several artists as part of the Cass Corridor movement – the only major 20th century artistic movement to emerge from Detroit. In 2015 he opened City Sculpture Park, a public art space in Detroit dedicated to showcasing experimental sculpture work being born out of the city. His artist statement closes with, “Purity is only relevant to the environment in which it exists.”