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The Peconic Land Trust and Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton approached the coming sculptural exhibit "Uncommon Ground" with the idea of finding "a wonderful balance between the gardens' intrinsic beauty and the sculptures' natural elegance."

They joined with C Fine Art and Cheryl Sokolow, the curator, to organize the group exhibit, which presents a survey of contemporary outdoor sculpture by nine nationally recognized artists. Exploring the relationship between nature and art, the exhibit examines "our own notions of perspective with regard to our environment."

The sculptors in the show, which opens on Wednesday, are John Von Alstine, Kevin Barrett, Jim Henderson, Win Knowlton, Joel Perlman, Carol Ross, John Ruppert, Isobel Folb Sokolow, and Naomi Teppich.

Bridge Gardens will offer a free viewing of the exhibit June 25 through June 27, with a reception to be held on June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

"All the work selected is organic in nature, and each sculpture relates uniquely to the physical and psychological aspects of the garden," Ms. Sokolow said. Each piece "presents a different response to its environment, it poses its own unique spatial reality, one that confronts and interacts with the viewer on a variety of levels."

The exhibit will run through Sept. 12.