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Baritone by Mia Westerlund Roosen

Mia Westerlund Roosen, Baritone, French Kiss, and Juggler

April 19, 2010 to August 28, 2010
Park Avenue Malls between 52nd and 54th Streets
, Manhattan

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce an exhibition of new sculptures by Mia Westerlund Roosen on Park Avenue from April 19 through August 28, 2010.  The current exhibition features three new works, Juggler, Baritone, and French Kiss on the Park Avenue Malls in the landscaped medians between 52nd Street and 54rd Street.

As a burgeoning artist working during the feminist movement, Westerlund Roosen used lead, encaustic, and textiles to study gender identity.  As her practice matured, she embraced concrete stucco as her medium of choice, as it allows her to create hand-molded pieces that retain a sense of vulnerability despite their significant corporal mass.  Her exhibition on Park Avenue continues her exploration of voluminous curves, palpable surfaces, and the sensual body, which she attributes to her continued fascination with dance. 

This project is presented in collaboration with Betty Cuningham Gallery and the Fund for Park Avenue Sculpture Committee, with thanks to the Grand Central Partnership.

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