SIX OUTDOOR SCULPTURES WORTH CHECKING OUT IN NYC THIS SUMMER

Leonardo Drew, City in the Grass, 2019. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

City in the Grass

On view until December 15, 2019, this public art project by Leonardo Drew was commissioned by Madison Square Park, marking the Conservancy’s 38th exhibition. Unlike many public, outdoor projects, City in the Grass was constructed specifically to encourage visitor engagement. With intricately designed miniature landscapes and rolling, hill-like patterns made from textured surfaces, the exhibitions invites kids and adults alike to study and crawl all over it.

Tilted Head

Mark Manders, Tilted Head, 2019. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

Tilted Head is a cast bronze statue designed to look like natural clay. Located in one of Central Park’s east entrances, where 60th street and 5th avenue intersect, this statue is meant to represent the organic process of drying. The statue was curated for Central Park by Public Art Fund Director & Chief, Nicholas Baume.

Chronos Cosmos

Miya Ando, 銀河 Ginga (Silver River), 2019. Photo courtesy of the Socrates Sculpture Park.

The Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens has introduced the exhibition Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open SpaceThe exhibition explores several sculptures and art projects that are meant to use scale in order to put the vastness of the universe into perspective. Showcasing nine artists whose works vary in size, theme and medium, the Socrates Sculpture Park will be holding this exhibition until September 3, 2019.

Adorn Me

Tanda Francis, Adorn Me, 2018. Photo courtesy of nycgovparks.org.

This three-faced sculpture, created by artist Tanda Francis, is meant to celebrate Black culture in Fort Greene Park, which is located in a historically Black neighborhood in Brooklyn. Francis said she created the statue to celebrate a culture she feels is shrinking due to gentrification in the area. Meant to mimic Victorian-era dress and traditional African art, Adorn Me will be on view until August 2019.

Procession

Nicole Eisenman, Procession, 2019. Photo courtesy of The Whitney Museum.

Featured on the terrace of the Whitney Museum for their 2019 Biennial, this contemporary art project features several mis-matched, clunky and downtrodden figures. Every angle offers a different perspective of the piece which explores classic themes in a distinctly contemporary manner. It will be on view at the Whitney Museum until September 22, 2019.

ParaPivot

Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot, 2019. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

ParaPivot showcases the work of Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade for the Roof Garden Commission of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kwade uses mixed-medium sculptures to explore themes of time, perception and scientific inquiry. This sculpture will be on display until October 27, 2019.

   
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