Charm Field is a new sculpture series on the historic Courthouse Green in Somerville, NJ by award winning, Brooklyn-based artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, also known as Chiaozza. The installation will be available through September of 2023.
The colorful collection of work features a series of playful, abstract shapes scattered on the lawn that play on the concepts of surrealist philosophies of “dream symbols” as portals to thought and discovery.
Frezza & Chiao’s work generally explores play and craft across a range of media, including painted sculpture, installation, collage, photography, design, and public art.
According to the duo, they envisioned the sculptures in the “Charm Field” installation as whimsical charms or magical tokens that have been placed upon the ground as if they were “curious game pieces from the satchel of a mythical giant.”
“These “charms” are intended to appeal to the viewer both from afar via a dreamy gaze and upon closer examination through physical interaction and open-ended play,” said Frezza. “We hope that this series of sculptures will bring a sense of hope, optimism, and positivity to the community of Somerville.”