Posts Tagged ‘park ave’

Mermaids’ play

August 31, 2012

“Mermaidsmischief,” done in 2009, won’t go down as one of John Chamberlain’s best sculptures, but it, along with other pieces on the Park Avenue plaza of the Seagram Building, are worth a visit. The artist twisted pieces of aluminum foil and these were blown up to a grand scale. The sculptures, up to 15 feet tall, are best viewed from a distance. Up close, the urge to touch the familiar-seeming surface is almost overwhelming.

Strike rat as art

July 31, 2012

The Bruce High Quality Foundation has cast the “strike rat” in bronze and placed it by the Lever House. The theme of their show is “Art History With Labor,” and the rat is the centerpiece. (Katharina Fritsch comes to mind.) The show continues inside, with more art on the walls and mops and sanders scattered throughout.

Gigantic metal April flowers

April 24, 2011

April showers bring April flowers, big metal ones, in fact, on Park Avenue. Will Ryman’s creations are up through May.

Red & white, as far as the eye can see

March 28, 2011

Hurry on over to the Armory on Park Avenue (Park Ave. and 66th/67th Streets), where, for a few more days, there is an exhibit of 650 red and white quilts on display. It’s an astonishing display, for the variety and craftsmanship, and sheer number of pieces that are hung ingeniously in the huge space. It’s like being in a house of one-of-a-kind cards.