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Bronx

Image Credit: Cara Lynch, I’m So Happy You’re Here, Courtesy of the artist

Cara Lynch, I’m So Happy You’re Here
July 18, 2018 to July 19, 2019
Virginia Park, Bronx
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Description:

Cara Lynch explores the tension between high and low, and private and public space in I’m So Happy You’re Here. Its patterns reference traditional parquet flooring, typically found in homes of the wealthy as a symbol of status and importance. By recontextualizing these patterns in a public mural, the work challenges notions of value and accessibility, as well as destination and origin.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Photo credit: Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Sitting Together, courtesy of the artist

Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Sitting Together
July 2, 2018 to July 1, 2019
Joyce Kilmer Park, Bronx
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Description:

Inspired by the neighboring Bronx Supreme Courthouse, Sitting Together critiques the established proceedings of courtroom cases. The sculptures places the plaintiff and defendant within modified witness stands to encourage empathy and understanding, and redefine how we think of conflict resolution. Color and seating direction in each sculpture address the severity of the conflicts.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Image: Evan Bishop, Hip-Hop for Hope! Photo courtesy of the artist.

Evan Bishop, Hip-Hop for Hope!
June 15, 2018 to June 14, 2019
Latinos Unidos Garden, Bronx
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Description:

As an artist born and raised in the Bronx during the ’70s and ‘80s, Bishop was heavily influenced by the emergence of the Hip Hop culture. He worked alongside artists from ArTech, a Bronx-based art studio that is supported by AHRC, a family governed organization committed to finding ways for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives. The artists incorporated their artworks alongside the words: PEACE, UNITY, HOPE and LOVE.

This project is part of NYC Parks GreenThumb’s Art in the Gardens - Shed Murals project, an initiative that provides local artists with the opportunity to collaborate with community gardens as a platform to create and display their art.

LAMKAT in collaboration with Laura Alvarez, Untitled
November 5, 2017 to November 4, 2018
Mullaly Park, Bronx

Description:

Through the use of layering, pattern, geometry and the visual suggestion of movement, the collection of murals throughout Mullaly Bikepark strive to aesthetically represent the technical precision and skill necessary to accomplish tricks on and off the ramp. 

Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of an initiative to create health-inspired public art installations that encourage park use and strengthen community connections.

This exhibition is part of Art in the Parks: Active Open Space presented by Mullaly Bikepark with the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, the Fund for Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Image Credit: LAMKAT in collaboration with Laura Alvarez, Untitled, Courtesy of the Artist

Courtesy of DreamYard

Matthew Westerby and Harold Simmons, Faces of Railroad Park
October 11, 2017 to October 10, 2018
Railroad Park, Bronx

Description:

Through "Faces of Railroad Park," DreamYard artists Harold Simmons and Matthew Westerby, along with David Flores, facilitated conversations with community members about healthy habits that people are already engaged with, discussion around how folks make use of parks and other public open spaces, and participants' thoughts on what they would like to see more of when it comes to their parks and public spaces. Interview subjects were also photographed, and these digital images were printed onto a vinyl material and then installed around the comfort station in Railroad Park. The artists will also release a podcast episode focusing on the project (and featuring interviews with participants). 

DreamYard programs develop artistic voice, nurture young peoples’ desire to make change and cultivate the skills necessary to reach positive goals. Young people in the Bronx need a continuous set of supports to help them towards positive outcomes as they navigate their educational pathway. Through offering sustained and meaningful supports, youth will develop the necessary tools to become creative and engaged citizens, life-long learners and the leaders and innovators of the 21st century.

Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of an initiative to create health-inspired public art installations that encourage park use and strengthen community connections.

This exhibition is part of Art in the Parks: Active Open Space presented with the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, the Fund for Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

David Flores, Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families
August 15, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Railroad Park, Bronx
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Description:

ArtBuilt Mobile Studio, Queens Museum and NYC Parks invite local residents to visit “Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families” in Railroad Park with resident artist David Flores!

"Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families” aims to show that family, in all of its beautiful forms, stands as a cornerstone of the human experience, creating intersections between past, present and future and simultaneously weaving larger connections in the community. David Flores will bring free family portraiture to Railroad Park and the greater Morrisania neighborhood with on-site photography, printing, display and digital sharing. Parents, children, elders, extended family and friends are all encouraged to participate in the making of formal images and leave with a large format print of themselves, free of charge. Flores’ project is his response to recent nationalist movements that have attempted to remove and erase familial representations of immigrants, promoting a racist, xenophobic and criminalized gaze on new comers to the United States. “Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families” pushes back against this flawed lens by celebrating and promoting the image of families. Project partners include WHEDco, DreamYard and The Bronx Defenders.

ArtBuilt Studio in the Park is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Surdna Foundation, and The New York Community Trust. 

Lady K Fever, Birds Eye View; Soaring; Natural Elements
August 2017 to August 2018
Mosholu Playground, Bronx
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Description:

Painted along the walls of this community playground, this installation consists of three murals by Lady K Fever. Birds Eye View offers a seasonal journey through the eyes of a soaring red–tailed hawk overlooking the park. Located on the park’s entrance ramp, Soaring transforms Bronx skies into a fantastical scene of hot air balloons, butterflies, dragonflies, moths, and ladybugs. Natural Elements presents a narrative of the seasonal life cycle of leaves as well as recognizable flora and fauna like the ruby–throated hummingbird and daylily, Bronx’s official flower.

This exhibition is presented by the Friends of Mosholu Parkland.

Brooklyn

East New York: We Walk in a Field of Dreams
June 22, 2018 to June 21, 2019
Success Garden, Brooklyn
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Description:

As part of an inaugural collaboration to integrate the arts into civic life called CivLabs, Arts East New York and the New York City Department of City Planning (Brooklyn) have teamed up to activate Success Garden on Livonia Avenue in East New York. Artists Walis Johnson and Paul Sue Pat collaborate to create East New York: We Walk in a Field of Dreams, a socially engaged multi-media art installation that incorporates community oral histories, a labyrinth walk and sculptural creations. It explores the past and future of East New York, a predominantly African-American and Puerto Rican middle and working class neighborhood in Brooklyn long neglected by the city, now on the verge of enormous change as a result of city rezoning. It considers neighborhood history, hopes and dreams and the persistence of residents and institutions who have served as community place-keepers and healers in spite of many obstacles.

Working sustainably with materials already present in the garden the artists create an interactive sculptural “shrine” that incorporates East New York oral history recordings by Sarita Daftary-Steel from her East New York Oral History Project of the neighborhood’s vibrant immigrant past, the destructive practices of redlining, block-busting, and economic exclusion. The shrine becomes a place for reflection in preparation to walk the Red Line Labyrinth using thematic prompts to focus the mind and heart in meditation. Created from old shoes, The Labyrinth, poetically embodies footsteps of a resilient people who have come, gone or still reside in East New York. As people emerge from the Labyrinth, they enter into a new space, a field of tall grasses and flowers that speak of hope and with luck, a brighter future. Participant reflections are collected and displayed in the garden rain shed.

Photo credit: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Fence Weaving, Michael Piña

Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Fence Weaving
June 16, 2018 to June 15, 2019
Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, Brooklyn
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Description:

The Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine (Mildred Belte and Oasa DuVerney) has created a yearlong installation in conjunction with the exhibition Nou La – We Reach! Their weaving addresses multiple narratives around migration and immigration, as well as address the history of Brooklyn as a site of settler colonization. The woven message “Stories Tell Of Loss Each New Land Allows New Dreams” acknowledges the Indigenous population that lived in Brooklyn and how that history exists alongside the story of early Brooklyn migration and the stories of the current immigrant populations in the borough.

Part of Brooklyn Arts Council's Nou La--We Reach! program, supported by the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund, which is generously supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and administered by Lincoln Center. This project is presented with the Wyckoff House Museum.

Martynka Wawrzyniak, Ziemia
June 9, 2018 to June 8, 2019
Msgr. McGolrick Park, Brooklyn
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Description:

Ziemia (“Earth” in Polish) is a public art project created by artist Martynka Wawrzyniak in collaboration with the Greenpoint community. The ceramic orb is glazed with a mixture of clay excavated in Greenpoint as well as soils contributed by participating residents from places that are symbolically representative of their identities, including: the United States, Poland, Ukraine, Germany, France, Japan, Serbia, Nepal, the United Kingdom, Ecuador, Mexico, and Namibia. The sculpture serves as a collective portrait of the community. It is also a cultural locus focused on the social and ecological history of the neighborhood.

The meadow is composed of species which date to the pre-colonial times. Meaningfully, the same species can be found in the Polish countryside. Soils from foreign countries which were used in the ceramic glaze were imported with an official USDA Soil Importing Permit and Heat Treated at Lehman College of CUNY.

This exhibition is presented with the Polish Cultural Institute and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

Meg Minkley, Fiesta Forever, Image courtesy of the artist

Meg Minkley, Fiesta Forever
June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Powers Street Garden, Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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Description:
?Fiesta Forever celebrates the beginnings of Spring and the fun of Summer and honors the re-birth of color in the city. The mural is illustrative of the vast collection of flowers that bloom throughout New York City from Spring all the way through to Summer.

This project is part of NYC Parks GreenThumb’s Art in the Gardens - Shed Murals project, an initiative that provides local artists with the opportunity to collaborate with community gardens as a platform to create and display their art.

ASKEW ONE, Artwork Inspired by The Last O.G. on TBS, Photo by Jason Elbourne

ASKEW ONE, Artwork Inspired by The Last O.G. on TBS
April 17, 2018 to April 16, 2019
Marcy Playground, Brooklyn
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Description:
A newly refurbished basketball courts and an artistic mural at Marcy Playground include new asphalt, four new polycarbonate backboards, and a mural designed by artist ASKEW ONE, recognized worldwide for his unique approach to graffiti art. 

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist

Tamara Johnson, Picnic
June 24, 2018 to March 20, 2019
Maria Hernandez Park, Brooklyn
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Description:
?This sculpture was made specifically for Maria Hernandez Park and the surrounding Bushwick community. The familiar picnic scene symbolizes the gathering, relaxing and sharing we experience with friends and family. This hand-cast concrete picnic serves as a tribute to those symbols, turning a temporary happening into a static monument for participation and contemplation.

Picnic is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Image Credit: William Ellis, People of the Sun, Image courtesy of the Artist

William Ellis, The People of the Sun
December 12, 2017 to November 29, 2018
Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park, Brooklyn

Description:

The People of the Sun includes four metal sculptures along the pathway and entrances to the Lincoln Terrace Park. Each of these sculptures will function as rotating artistic billboards. Throughout the 2018 spring and summer seasons, The People of the Sun will cycle through new banners that feature themed artwork from local artists as well as celebrated members of the community. In an effort to foster holistically healthy lifestyles in the community, the monthly banners will also provide wellness instruction such as suggested exercises, stretches, healthy living tips.

This exhibition is part of Art in the Parks: Active Open Space presented by Friends of Brownsville Parks with the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, the Fund for Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Photo Courtesy of BMS Family Health & Wellness Centers.

Building Mind, Body, and Spirit: BMS Art in the Park at Howard Playground
November 3, 2017 to November 2, 2018
Howard Playground, Brooklyn
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Description:
Twenty panels painted by Katya Joseph (K4Kreative), Chessica Rose, Jade Miranda (Jem Stone), Mathamatics Patterson, and Jazmine Hayes line Howard Playground’s fence. The works are part of an initiative to create health-inspired public art installations that encourage park use and strengthen community connections.

Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This exhibition is part of Art in the Parks: Active Open Space presented with the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, the Fund for Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Image Credit: Photo Courtesy of BMS Family Health & Wellness Centers.

Image Credit: Fitzhugh Karol, Reaches, courtesy of the artist

Fitzhugh Karol, Searches and Reaches
November 15, 2017 to October 23, 2018
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
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Description:
Located at Grand Army Plaza and Bartel Pritchard Square in Prospect Park, Fitzhugh Karol’s two sculptures of colorful intersecting steel shapes reference familiar silhouettes of stairs and hillsides. Their abstract and playful shapes invite interaction and are a reminder of man’s imprint on the landscape.

Image Credit: Fitzhugh Karol, Reaches, courtesy of the artist

What Defines Greenpoint Identity
June 9, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Msgr. McGolrick Park, Brooklyn
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Description:
What Defines Greenpoint Identity, reflects on the footprints generations of immigrants have left in the neighborhood throughout the years. Looking at architecture, social life and nature, it examines how certain landmark buildings have adjusted to the needs of new residents. It highlights institutions that have endured unchanged and remembers some that are long gone. Curated by Magdalena Mazurek with input from Geoffrey Cobb, author of Greenpoint Brooklyn's Forgotten Past, and Annie S. Hauck, Ph.D., R.D., co-editor of Gastropolis: Food and New York City and author of My Little Town: A Brooklyn Girl’s Food Voice. This narrative illustrates the diversity of cultures living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 

This exhibition is presented by the Polish Cultural Institute

Julia Sinelnikova, Triquerta for Healing, courtesy of the artist

Julia Sinelnikova, Triquerta for Healing
September 30, 2017 to September 29, 2018
Brower Park, Brooklyn
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Description:

Triquerta for Healing is a sculpture that provides a sun-activated light bath to visitors of Brower Park. The artwork aims to bring neighborhood residents of all ages together to enjoy the surprising light effects from the sun. The shapes and color schemes that are present in the artwork represent healing and unity.

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center provides anti-violence programs, youth programs and resource links to community residents. Its mission is to encourage communication and understanding, prevent future conflicts, and help foster stronger, healthier neighborhoods.

Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of an initiative to create health-inspired public art installations that encourage park use and strengthen community connections.

This exhibition is part of Art in the Parks: Active Open Space presented with the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, the Fund for Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Manhattan

Image Credit: Kathleen Granados, Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album, Courtesy of Marcus Garvey Park Alliance

Kathleen Granados, Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album
August 11, 2018 to August 10, 2019
Harlem Art Park, Manhattan
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Description:

Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album is located in an invaluable community park and neighborhood, now facing increased gentrification. The installation highlights historic moments and contemporary culture with photographs that the artist collected from various residents, community organizations, institutions, and NYC Parks’ photo archive. Granados digitally scanned the photographs and transformed them into laser etchings on colorful Plexiglas that are interwoven into the grid of the park’s trellis. Park visitors become part of the artistic narrative as they look into additional mirrored tiles, viewing both the moments depicted and their own reflection. New images will be added to the trellis throughout the year.

This exhibition is presented by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.

Art in the Parks: Active Open Space is a partnership between NYC Parks and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with the Fund for Public Health in NYC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to activate park space with health-inspired art installations that promote physical activity and strengthen community connections. Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Harumi Ori, I am Here@Thomas Jefferson Park, 113 Street and 1st Ave, Manhattan, NY
July 10, 2018 to July 9, 2019
Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan
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Description:

Harumi Ori folds and sews orange industrial mesh, a sacred color in Japan, to create three dimensional snapshots. Using photographs she took of parkgoers as inspiration, she has created a vibrant 30 foot portrait of the park out of mesh. Her layered folds convincingly render the shape and volume of people and their surroundings. The installation both documents and celebrates the surrounding community’s diversity.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Photo credit: Rebecca Manson, Come Closer and the View Gets Wider, courtesy of the artist

Rebecca Manson, Come Closer and the View Gets Wider
July 9, 2018 to July 8, 2019
Tribeca Park, Manhattan
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Description:

Thousands of handmade, glazed porcelain parts join together in an eight-foot orb for artist Rebecca Manson’s first public installation, Come Closer and the View Gets Wider.

Come Closer and the View Gets Wider is a sphere of tiny porcelain sculptures, each an intimate, bone-like shape, adhered and supported by an elaborate system of aluminum and epoxy. Comprised of innumerable parts which on their own may appear insignificant, the structure celebrates the idea that small things together amount to something impactful; a monument to collective consciousness.

Manson’s work stretches the limits of ceramics, challenging preconceived notions regarding fragility. “My work uses ceramics as a metaphor for the individual and societal body,” says Manson. “This sculpture was informed by the process of working with clay, a nature that wants to collapse. For me, ceramics is tied to personal resilience and rebuilding in the face of adversity.”

Image courtesy of the artist.

Karla & James Murray, Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.
June 20, 2018 to June 19, 2019
Seward Park, Manhattan
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Description:
Karla and James Murray’s wood-framed sculpture consists of near life-size photographs of four mom-and-pop neighborhood stores of the Lower East Side, which are no longer in business and have disappeared from the streetscape. Images of a bodega, a coffee shop/luncheonette, a vintage store, and a newsstand recognize the unique and irreplaceable contribution made to New York by small, often family-owned businesses.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Image credit: courtesy of NYC Parks.

Maren Hassinger, Maren Hassinger: Monuments
June 16, 2018 to June 10, 2019
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan
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Description:
In Maren Hassinger; Monuments, the eight sculptures on view respond to the landscape of Marcus Garvey Park. Hassinger considers the natural environment a site of hope and potential, a place of equality, where humanity has a shared purpose of stewardship and understanding. According to Hassinger, "Within nature, we are equal." Maren Hassinger: Monuments transforms Marcus Garvey Park into a space both physical and psychological and prompts the audience to consider the place of nature in their lives. Each of the eight sculptures is meant to provide a contemplative moment, one that invites multiple responses that call forth memories or associations for those who encounter them.

Photo credit: courtesy of the artist.

Kathy Ruttenberg, Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake
April 27, 2018 to April 24, 2019
Dante Park and Broadway Malls from 64th Street to 157th Street
Dante Park, Manhattan
Broadway Malls, Manhattan
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Description:
The six large-scale, figural sculptures in this exhibition mark the internationally known artist Kathy Ruttenberg's first major outdoor sculpture installation. Ruttenberg is admired by critics and curators for her fantastical narrative sculptures that combine human, animal, and plant forms. Taken out of the gallery and onto the streets, her characters embrace even greater significance as they interact with the urban environment. Ruttenberg has painstakingly studied the sites along Broadway, and her carefully placed polychrome players blur the lines between dream and reality. In the Broadway malls installation, she explores a broad mix of sculptural media including patinated bronze, glass mosaic, transparent cast resin, and carefully orchestrated LED lighting. The interaction between color, form, opacity, transparency, and light itself as an artistic medium highlights the inherently theatrical nature of the visual storyteller’s art. 

The sculptures are on display at Dante Park and Broadway Malls from 64th Street to 157th Street.

This exhibition is presented by Broadway Mall Association.

Image caption: Rendering of Sable Elyse Smith, C.R.E.A.M., 2018, courtesy of Friends of the High Line

Various Artists, Agora
April 19, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Multiple locations
The High Line, Manhattan
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Description:
Agora is a group exhibition that looks at the role of art in defining, creating, and using public space. For centuries, artists have used public locations—and the public in general—as the heart of for their work. The exhibition looks at the power of art to change society, the role of art in public space, and whether art can be a form of protest. Artists working in public often take a political tone, mobilizing the public for social and political change, and for the possibility of realizing an alternate future. On the High Line—a public space and a natural platform—nine artists share their experiences inhabiting, speaking out of, and challenging the assumed boundaries of public space, where different voices can be heard, addressing important topics such as women’s rights, mass incarceration, the environment, and immigration.

Artists who are part of this exhibition include Maria Thereza Alves, Andrea Bowers, Mariechen Danz, Pope.L, Duane Linklater, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Marinella Senatore, Timur Si-Qin, and Sable Elyse Smith.

This exhibition is presented by the Friends of the High Line

Photo credit: Photo by Liz Ligon, courtesy of Friends of the High Line

Phyllida Barlow, Prop
May 17, 2018 to March 25, 2019
The High Line, Manhattan
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Description:

For the High Line, Barlow presents a new iteration of a sculpture presented outside the British Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, re-imagined for the High Line. Throughout her career, Barlow has constantly revisited works to reconfigure them, often in consideration of a new context. The work consists of two large concrete panels, with holes cut from their centers; set on stilts, the work appears like a character teetering among the planks at its base and emerging from the planting beds below. The sculpture stands on a railway spur at 16th Street that used to run directly into a refrigerated warehouse immediately north of Chelsea Market, formerly a Nabisco cookie factory. As with much of Barlow’s oeuvre, the work points to the area’s industrial past and how architecture, like art, is perpetually cannibalized from one generation to the next. Barlow’s work will be the first artwork ever presented on the Northern Spur Preserve, a location that allows for unique views both from the High Line and the avenue below.

This exhibition is presented by the Friends of the High Line

Image courtesy of the artist

Judith Modrak, Our Memories
May 1, 2018 to March 15, 2019
Thomas Paine Park, Manhattan
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Description:
Our Memories is an evolving audience participatory installation. Recognizing the need to record one's personal experience, these neuron-inspired sculptures contain cavities in which participants place a color-coded "memory stone". The memory stones are classified into six emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. This active act of recollection not only stirs up personal memories, it also physiologically generates a new collective memory. The Our Memories project is both a larger memorial piece, made complete by thousands of individual memories from people all over the world, and an experience that connects us to our core and to one another.

Rendering of Dorothy Iannone, I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door, 2014. Courtesy the artist, Air de Paris, and Friends of the High Line.

Dorothy Iannone, I Left My Lamp Beside the Golden Door
March 5, 2018 to February 28, 2019
The High Line, Manhattan
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Description:
Dorothy Iannone’s mural features three colorful Statues of Liberty. Between them runs the words, “I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door,” which is the final line from Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus,” the ode to the freedom promised by immigration to America engraved on a bronze plaque mounted inside the statue at Liberty Island. Iannone’s piece was conceived before the recent months of upheaval in the United States around immigration, an already contested topic; these recent debates have raised the Statue of Liberty anew as a symbol of the openness of New York City and the United States to those seeking asylum, freedom, or simply a better life. Iannone’s vibrant Liberties bring a bit of joy to an often exhausting and demoralizing political debate.

This exhibition is presented by High Line Art.

Photo credit: courtesy of the artist.

Kathy Ruttenberg, Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake
April 27, 2018 to February 24, 2019
Dante Park, Manhattan
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Description:
?The six large-scale, figural sculptures in this exhibition mark the internationally known artist Kathy Ruttenberg's first major outdoor sculpture installation. Ruttenberg is admired by critics and curators for her fantastical narrative sculptures that combine human, animal, and plant forms. Taken out of the gallery and onto the streets, her characters embrace even greater significance as they interact with the urban environment. Ruttenberg has painstakingly studied the sites along Broadway, and her carefully placed polychrome players blur the lines between dream and reality. In the Broadway malls installation, she explores a broad mix of sculptural media including patinated bronze, glass mosaic, transparent cast resin, and carefully orchestrated LED lighting. The interaction between color, form, opacity, transparency, and light itself as an artistic medium highlights the inherently theatrical nature of the visual storyteller’s art. 

The pieces are on display from on Broadway Malls from 64th Street to 157th Street.

This exhibition is presented by Broadway Mall Association.

Image credit: B. Wurtz, Kitchen Trees, 2018, Stainless steel frame with powder coated colanders, aluminum and stainless steel pots and pans, and plastic fruits and vegetables. Courtesy of the artist; Metro Pictures, New York; Kate MacGarry, London, Maisterravalbuena Madrid/Lisboa; Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles. Photo: Jason Wyche, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY

B. Wurtz, Kitchen Trees
August 7, 2018 to December 7, 2018
City Hall Park, Manhattan
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Description:

Kitchen Trees is the debut public art commission by New York-based artist B. Wurtz. This playful exhibition temporarily transforms the civic space of City Hall Park with five imaginative arboreal sculptures. They appear to grow like an oasis around the park’s historic fountain, echoing its circular forms and the spray of its jets with a splash of whimsy. Their composition is poised between meticulous order and energetic spontaneity, just as they simultaneously mimic and contrast the natural flora nearby.

This exhibition is presented by Public Art Fund.

Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme, Once You Hear Me, You Won't Forget Me, Courtesy of the Artist

Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme, Once You Hear Me, You Won't Forget Me
November 17, 2017 to November 16, 2018
Howard Bennett Playground, Manhattan
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Description:
Once You Hear Me, You Won't Forget Me is a colorful 30-foot landscape along the fence at Howard Bennett Playground. The installation depicts the imagined journey of a coqui, a small frog native to Puerto Rico known for its unique call, and his journey to New York. Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of an initiative to create health-inspired public art installations that encourage park use and strengthen community connections. 

This exhibition is part of Art in the Parks: Active Open Space presented by El Museo del Barrio with the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, the Fund for Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Image Credit: Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme, Once You Hear Me, You Won't Forget Me, Courtesy of the Artist

Bulow, Onkel Oskar's Suspenders
July 9, 2018 to November 14, 2018
Sherman Creek, Manhattan
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Description:
This installation consists of six carved wood and mixed media sculptures placed throughout Sherman Creek Park. Drawing on his family and childhood recollections, New York-based artist Peter Bulow has created a garden within a garden: a personal garden of his childhood, populated by monumental statues of his family. Visitors will find his great aunt Trude and great uncle Oskar from Berlin, his Hungarian mother Giselle, depicted when she was living in India and wearing a sari, and the artist himself as a five year old boy next to Oskar, wearing identical suspenders, showing a tiger he had made out of clay.

Image Credit: Adam Pendleton, Black Dada Flag (Black Lives Matter, Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery

Adam Pendleton, Black Dada Flag (Black Lives Matter)
May 1, 2018 to November 1, 2018
Randall's Island Park, Manhattan
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Description:
?Adam Pendleton’s monumental Black Dada Flag (Black Lives Matter) (2018) is planted on the bank of NYC Parks’ Randall’s Island near what is now officially called Scylla Point – noted on historical maps as “Negro Point”, positioned close to Hell Gate – where the East and Harlem Rivers meet. Previously exhibited at the Venice Biennale’s Belgian National Pavilion in 2015, the new, larger scale flag dances over its new territory, indexing unlikely correlations: state-sanctioned violence and Modernist abstraction, the street march and the Bauhaus, Negro and Scylla. 

Image credit: courtesy of NYC Parks

Tony Cragg, Monumental Sculptures
May 30, 2018 to October 31, 2018
52nd Street, 57th Street, 67th Street, 72nd Street, and 79th Street
Park Avenue Malls, Manhattan
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Description:
Installed at five sites on the Park Avenue Malls between East 52nd Street and East 79th Street, these five monumental, abstract sculptures present an opportunity for a leisurely stroll over near 20 blocks on this storied thoroughfare. The commanding sculptures exemplify Cragg’s experimentation with materials like fiberglass, stainless steel and bronze. Mean Average, at 52nd Street, is a weighty composition made of bronze, while Elliptical Column at 57th Street is a nearly 20-foot tall spire made of shiny, almost liquid-like stainless steel. The white and cream fiberglass used for Runner and Hammerhead at 67th and 72nd Streets, respectively, make these sculptures pop against the surrounding urban landscape. At 79th Street, Cragg uses bronze again for Tommy, which has a blue-green patina. The vertical forms seemingly defy gravity while giving the impression of upward motion and kinetic energy, though they are static.

This exhibition is presented with the Fund for Park Avenue  and Marian Goodman Gallery.

Image caption: Courtesy of NYC Parks

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Wind Sculpture (SG) I
March 7, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Doris C. Freedman Plaza
Central Park, Manhattan
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Description:

Created from fiberglass and covered with an intricate pattern, the 23-foot-tall Wind Sculpture (SG) I will rise above the plaza, reminiscent of the untethered sail of a ship billowing in the breeze. Its unique, hand-painted pattern in turquoise, red, and orange — colors that the artist associates with his childhood on the beaches of Lagos — is inspired by Dutch wax batik print, which Shonibare has called the “perfect metaphor for multilayered identities.” This is the first work in a second generation of his celebrated Wind Sculpture series and continues Shonibare’s ongoing examination of the construction of cultural identity through the lens of colonialism. The work creates an opportunity to reflect on social issues, including the movement of people and ideas across borders and the role of monuments in heterogeneous societies. 

This exhibition is presented by Public Art Fund.

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Dale Chihuly, Rose Crystal Tower
October 6, 2017 to October 5, 2018
Union Square Park, Manhattan
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Description:

The Rose Crystal Tower stands 31-feet tall and is composed of Polyvitro crystals and steel. Polyvitro—an invention of Chihuly Studio—is the artist’s term for a plastic material which he casts into individual chunks which resemble glass, but are lighter and more resilient. Chihuly first used Polyvitro crystals in the composition “Crystal Mountain,” a 40-foot sculpture featured in the artist’s landmark exhibition, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem 2000.

Dale Chihuly is an American artist known for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. Over his 50-year career, the artist has become known for his iconic glass sculptures and ambitious architectural installations in historic cities, museums and gardens around the world.

Courtesy of Marcus Garvey Park Alliance

Jorge Luis Rodriguez, Atlas of the Third Millennium
November 10, 2017 to October 1, 2018
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan
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Description:
Atlas of the Third Millennium represents the cross-section of stellar individuals who have called Harlem their home and those who continue to live, work and contribute to its cultural vibrancy. It is a "universe" of stars celebrating actors, writers, composers, musicians, painters, sculptors, educators, historians, activists, entrepreneurs, and community leaders. Atlas of the Third Millennium pays homage to and renews the resilience and endowment of all daughters and sons of Harlem.

This exhibition is presented by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative .

Image credit: Courtesy of Marcus Garvey Park Alliance

East Harlem at Play, Courtesy of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.

Giannina Gutierrez, Ralph Serrano, Jeremy Vega, East Harlem At Play
October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018
White Playground, Manhattan
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Description:
The White Park Art Wall is a collaborative effort by three local Latino artists: Giannina Gutierrez, Ralph Serrano and Jeremy Vega. Collectively, the three separate and distinct murals weave together a scene of sport, art and community, and embody the energy of the park and surrounding neighborhood. Pictured at center is basketball legend Cesar Fantauzzi, who is an East Harlem native. He is surrounded by colorful images of park and street scenes. 

East Harlem At Play is produced by the Public Art Initiative of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance in collaboration with Friends of White Park, and Friends of Art Park Alliance. Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of an initiative to create health-inspired public art installations that encourage park use and strengthen community connections. 

This exhibition is part of Art in the Parks: Active Open Space presented with the Department for Health and Mental Hygiene, the Fund for Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Photo Credit: Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, ARMORS, photo by Azhar Kotadia

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, ARMORS
May 9, 2018 to September 12, 2018
Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan
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Description:

This site-specific project in the park’s Cloisters Lawn, created by Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, features three androgynous, humanlike figures in dialogue with suits of armor cast from a custom 3D scan of a carefully chosen suit of armor from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

The androgynous figures central to ARMORS are made to represent the general human psyche rather than a distinct sex or ethnic identity. Though the installation’s incorporation of armor unavoidably references the current global prevalence of war, ARMORS isn’t principally about any one war or even the concept of war. Rather, it uses the suit of armor as an iconographic tool; a collective symbol of guardedness and power standing antithetically to—yet in curious dialogue with—the nude, open spirit of the humanlike figure.

Image credit: © Diana Al-Hadid. Photo: Rashmi Gill

Diana Al-Hadid, Delirious Matter
May 14, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Madison Square Park, Manhattan
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Delirious Matter is comprised of six new sculptures will be installed across Madison Square Park’s central Oval Lawn, peripheral lawns, and northern reflecting pool. Two wall works combine with rows of hedges to form a room suggesting the elegiac beauty of deteriorating structures nestled into plant material. Three reclining female figures, titled Synonym, sit on plinths displayed on the surrounding lawns. In the Park’s reflecting pool, a site-specific sculptural bust of a female figure is perched atop a fragmented mountain. Al-Hadid is best known for creating work using traditional and contemporary sculpture materials and processes in unfamiliar ways that pivot amongst architecture, figuration, and abstraction. Despite the eroded appearance, the process is additive. Delirious Matter is Diana Al-Hadid’s first major public art project. It is also the first project by the artist and the first Conservancy commission to unite sculpture with plant materials.

This exhibition is presented by Madison Square Park Conservancy.

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dusk.space
August 4, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Peck Slip, Manhattan
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Description:

Urban life is completely disconnected from natural experience, and there is no true nighttime darkness in New York City. dusk.space brings the experience of a serene field on a summer evening to Lower Manhattan. Although this remote country field at dusk is synthetically recreated, it is designed to evoke the sensations and feelings of the real thing, while always being obviously and unequivocally manufactured. The exhibition aims to get people to think about the meaning of the authenticity of experience in a technologically advancing world. Virtual reality does not necessarily involve wearing a headset. This is the first public artwork to be displayed in Peck Slip.

This exhibition is presented by the Old Seaport Alliance

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist

Bennett Lieberman, Color Columns
April 1, 2018 to August 24, 2018
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Manhattan
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Interspersed among benches in the park, three “color columns” create fortuitous interactions among themselves, and harmonize with the grey, green, brown, and silver of the plaza. Associated texts inscribed on the colorful prism facets riff on the poetic and lucid state of mind produced by New York’s chill air, the joyous winter and spring festivals, and the epicyclic movement from one season into another. The prism facets are inspired by the luminous arrays of elegantly designed paint chips found in local hardware emporia and home furnishing mega-stores alike. When paired with their given names, these color groups present perfect opportunities to develop brief narratives or small poems that draw us deeper into the experience of color. The chromatic fields, especially in large format, add a physical dimension, like song lyrics, to the experience of language.

Queens

Image: RPGA Studio, The Park Fence Project, Courtesy of RPGA Studio.

RPGA Studio, Peppermint in Pieces, Park Delight, and The Park Fence Project
August 10, 2018 to August 9, 2019
Captain Tilly Park, Queens
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Description:

RPGA Studio, Inc. uses art as a tool to promote healthy lifestyles and engage the surrounding community of Captain Tilly Park. RPGA worked with parkgoers, including students from Ideal Montessori School and MS 358, to design this multi-component, parkwide exhibition. In addition flowers and umbrellas along the park’s entryway on Highland Avenue, visitors will find creative signage that encourages positive park usage and maintenance, as well as local flora and fauna. When surveyed what would encourage more people to visit the park, children frequently requested a dog—RPGA happily obliged placing a sculpture of Peppermint the pup on the park’s south end to greet people. 

Art in the Parks: Active Open Space is a partnership between the NYC Parks and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with the Fund for Public Health in NYC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to activate park space with health-inspired art installations that promote physical activity and strengthen community connections. Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Image: Rose DeSiano, Absent Monuments, Courtesy of the Artist.

Rose DeSiano, Absent Monuments
July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019
Rufus King Park, Queens
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Absent Monuments consists of several mirrored obelisks. The viewer’s mirrored reflection both celebrates them and subtly brings them into Jamaica, Queens’ complex history of colonization, war, abolitionism, immigration and rural urbanization. The obelisks’ stone plinths feature blue and white Dutch Delft photographic tiles that display the history of Rufus King Park and are surrounded by floral tiles inspired by Native American pattern work. Through these motifs, the obelisks honor the complex history of the Native American people, while also acknowledging the various periods of cultural displacements that have occurred in Queens.

Image: Brittany Baldwin, Steinway Cipher, Courtesy of the artist

Brittany Baldwin, Steinway Cipher
June 11, 2018 to June 10, 2019
Steinway Playground, Queens
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Description:

For Steinway Cypher, Baldwin merged contributions of the Steinway family with elements of present-day Astoria to create a piece that reflects the visual landscape of the neighborhood. In 1870 William Steinway began building a company town, Steinway Village in what is now known as Astoria. The Steinway Piano Factory was built on this land accompanied by employee housing, a church, a library, a kindergarten, and a public trolley line. Steinway also founded the resort town North Beach and spearheaded a project to extend his town’s trolley lines under the East River, which led to the creation of the current subway tunnel

A large, white piano-like shape positioned in the middle of the mural commemorates the industry titan. Aquatic and seashell forms are a nod to North Beach and the East River. Arrows highlight the progressive nature of Steinway’s ideas. Some of Baldwin’s other shapes are a response to the mosaics seen on Mombar, a restaurant in Astoria’s Little Egypt. Additional elements of commerce are sprinkled throughout to honor local businesses that find their home on Steinway Street.

Image: Zaq Landsberg, Islands of the Unisphere, photo courtesy of the artist.

Zaq Landsberg, Islands of the Unisphere
June 11, 2018 to June 10, 2019
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
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Description:

Zaq Landsberg recreated several of the famed Unisphere’s islands from various continents at scale and placed them together to form a global archipelago. The collection of islands act as seating, stages, and meeting places, and reflects the diversity Queens. These continents, figuratively stitched together, are recognizable by their shapes, but will have neither labels nor borders.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist.

Yvonne Shortt and Mayuko Fujino, Functional Bodies
June 9, 2018 to June 8, 2019
MacDonald Park, Queens
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Description:
Functional Bodies is a community engaged project involving students from PS99, Seniors from Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior Center, Friends of MacDonald Park, and RPGA Studio. Incubated by social sculpture artist Yvonne Shortt, it is focused on creating collaboratively with local communities to prompt more people to volunteer in their park. The sculpture consists of a dog and girl, both with body parts designed for gardening. In addition to these pieces the sculpture also consists of several flowers created by people in the community from ages 11 to 85+.

Amanda Long & Tommy Hartung, Rainbow Mural, photo by Aanchal Bakshi

Amanda Long & Tommy Hartung, Rainbow Mural
May 26, 2018 to May 25, 2019
Forest Park, Queens
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Description:

Rainbow Mural is a colorful reclamation of the concrete barrier at the Forest Park Greenhouse Playground near the historical carousel. A pixelated rainbow pattern animate the masonry and contrast with the natural green of the forest. The vivid paint transforms the wall from a mundane structure into a vibrant colorful marker for the play area. In addition, sections of the mural include chalkboard color blocks which can be activated by children throughout the exhibition. Rainbow Mural is a community art project. Volunteers of all ages guided by artists Amanda Long, Tommy Hartung and Friends of Forest Park painted the Rainbow Mural using vivid paints and a hand-drawn grid.

Funding for the Rainbow Mural was generously provided by the New York City Council Parks Equity Initiative and a Capacity Fund Grant.

MADSTEEZ, BTN x MADSTEEZ Basketball Court, image courtesy of the artist MADSTEEZ: Mark Paul Daren

MADSTEEZ, BTN x MADSTEEZ Basketball Court
February 28, 2018 to February 27, 2019
Triborough Bridge Playground B, Queens
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Description:
The BTN x MADSTEEZ Basketball Court brings color and life to an existing court that lacked vibrancy. The design splits the court into East and West Divisions, 7 schools in each, and uses the two main colors of each school. The mural covers the full basketball court and extends outside the court lines offering a blue sideline.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist

Cecile Chong, EL DORADO - The New Forty-Niners
May 1, 2018 to October 14, 2018
Lewis H Latimer House, Queens
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Description:

Cecile Chong’s installation is based on the myth of the lost treasure of El Dorado. Over the centuries the story has been told in many ways, often as a metaphor for an ultimate prize that one might spend a lifetime seeking. This installation promotes ideas of transformation, immigration and community. It honors the opportunities that this city offers to newcomers, but most of all, it acknowledges the labor and efforts that immigrants contribute in return. Consisting of 100 metallic and brightly-colored sculptures arranged in a circle on the lawn, the sculptures are modeled after tightly swaddled babies, or “guaguas,” that the artist saw while living in Ecuador. Forty-nine sculptures are gold, referring to the 49% of New Yorkers who speak a language other than English at home.

This exhibition is presented by the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum , with support from the Queens Council on the Arts  with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council .

Image credit: Courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park

HANNAH, Folly / Function: RRRolling Stones
July 12, 2018 to September 12, 2018
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
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RRRolling Stones is a moveable outdoor seating system made from 3D-printed concrete. The designers exploit the standard ergonomics of a functional chair to create durable, mobile outdoor seating. RRRolling Stones’ playful design encourages creative interaction and emboldens park visitors to configure them in original arrangements based on preference and need: linear benches of various lengths; in small clusters; or as solitary seats dotting the landscape.

Folly / Function is an annual juried competition challenging architects to design and build a large- scale project for Socrates’ visitors. Jointly directed by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park, the program addresses the intersection of architecture and sculpture in public space.

This exhibition is presented by Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York.

Virginia Overton, Built
May 6, 2018 to September 3, 2018
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
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Description:
?Built is a parkwide solo exhibition of newly commissioned works by Virginia Overton that refashion found materials with dynamism and potency. In succinct, elegant forms, often accompanied with wry humor, Overton addresses concepts of labor, economics, and the land in today’s society. Her material choices–fundamental elements for construction and fabrication–combined with her axiomatic approach to process, evoke narratives of self-reliance, creative constraints, and expediency. Overton creates new iterations of ongoing forms – altered pick-up trucks, a water feature, a roof truss gem sculpture, a suspended work, and a billboard, among others.

Weaving together these works is their shared role as support structures, both in their original purpose and in their new generative articulations. The wooden beams and trusses are elements that repeat through the exhibition, revealing these materials’ multiple capacities as tools. Situated in the changing, once-industrial waterfront neighborhood of Long Island City, the works shed their former functions without nostalgia. Instead, Overton’s works exhibit the vitality of creative reuse, the ingenuity of traditional forms of vernacular making, and an entwined admiration and wonder towards the physical and material world around us.

This exhibition is presented by Socrates Sculpture Park.

Ruth Hofheimer, Birds of Paradise, courtesy of the Natural Areas Conservancy

Ruth Hofheimer, Birds of Paradise
September 1, 2017 to August 30, 2018
Bayswater Park, Queens
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Description:

New York City-based artist Ruth Hofheimer has installed Birds of Paradise, a 500-foot-long mural at the gateway to Bayswater Park as part of an initiative to study, restore, and reinvigorate the park. Guided by the artist, neighborhood volunteers helped paint the mural using a simple paint-by-numbers process. Inspired by the wildlife in Bayswater Park and the larger ecosystem of Jamaica Bay, Hofheimer’s mural reflects the landscape, plants, and animals that live along the city's coastline. Images of herons, osprey, striped bass, Spanish mackerel, and marshy grasslands are incorporated into the public artwork. Birds, particularly herons, are the focus of Hofheimer’s design because of Jamaica Bay's famed reputation as a "birder’s paradise."

This exhibition is presented by the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

Staten Island

Image Credit: Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Stick Stump & The Lawn Lumps, courtesy of the artists

Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Stick Stump & The Lawn Lumps
July 30, 2018 to July 29, 2019
Tappen Park, Staten Island
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Description:
Stick Stump & The Lawn Lumps, a grouping of five unique sculptures, create a playful forum for reading, recreation, performance, and public interaction. Like hopping along a series of rocks in the landscape or finding that perfectly shaped stone to rest and take a seat, Frezza and Chiao aim for the works to invite viewers to engage with the art as they might engage with nature.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Lina Montoya, Mariposas Lamps
July 19, 2018 to July 18, 2019
CPL. Thompson Park, Staten Island
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Description:

Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien Años de Soledad, Montoya’s illuminated sculptures redefine the monarch butterfly as an icon of migration and freedom. This work is part of the series La Isla Bonita, a beautification project that seeks to transform public spaces through public art and community engagement.

Image Credit: Courtesy of SI Arts

DB Lampman, Talking Tubes
July 14, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Barrett Triangle, Staten Island
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Talking Tubes by DB Lampman at the Barrett Triangle is a composition of colorful PVC tubes that can be played to create percussive sounds.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

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Lina Montoya, Ballena & Vallenato (Whale and Calf)
July 14, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Barrett Triangle, Staten Island
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Ballena & Vallenato (Whale and Calf), by Lina Montoya in partnership with 100 Gates Project is a colorful mural on the bus shelter at Barrett Triangle that depicts the endangered Right Whale and her calf.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

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DB Lampman, DNA (Dynamic Nature Art)
July 14, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Tappen Park, Staten Island
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Description:

DNA (Dynamic Nature Art) by DB Lampman in Tappen Park is a helix of wind chimes assembled by students from PS 78 floating above the heads of its viewers.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

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Alassane Drabo, Drum Totem
July 14, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island
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Description:

Drum Totem, by Alassane Drabo, in Tompkinsville Park is a structure of oil drums accented with found driftwood and skinned drums that can be played to form a drum circle.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

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Lina Montoya, Dolphins del Fin
July 14, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Bay Street Median (at Clinton Street), Staten Island
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Description:

Dolphins del Fin by Lina Montoya on a Bay Street median is a series of dolphin and wave shaped sculptures built from recycled bottle caps that will rattle with the wind.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

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Arthur Simms, Float, Float, Float On
July 14, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Stapleton Esplanade at Water Street, Staten Island
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Description:

Float, Float, Float On by Arthur Simms, in the harbor off the Stapleton Esplanade, is a floating sculpture collaged with nautical buoys and bells that will create chords as waves splash through and around it.

Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture, launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

Photo credit: Jackie Mock, The Pencil Museum, courtesy of the artist

Jackie Mock, The Pencil Museum
July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Faber Pool and Park, Staten Island
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Description:

The Pencil Museum is a series of handmade vitrines containing antique pencils and writing instruments that illustrate the significance of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company. The only pencil factory in America at its inception, it created one of the most commonly used products manufactured in NYC. Faber Park is the former site of the Faber Mansion, home of the “Pencil King of Staten Island” Johann Eberhard Faber. This exhibition tells the story of this often overlooked portion of New York City history and the entrepreneur who chose to call Staten Island home.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

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