Catch Some Art in the Park —
Living in one of the largest cities has distinct advantages, one of which is broad access to quality open-air art. As Fall approaches and the weather cools, you won’t want to miss New York City’s best Art in the Park offerings.
- Brooklyn: Two Trees Development offers Fish Farm (Brooklyn Snappers) at Clumber Corner. This piece takes types of fish found at local markets and puts them out of context in order to highlight the species’ removal from the Caribbean and transport to North America for consumption.
- Bronx: The Art Students League of New York presents Flock in Van Cortlandt Park. This collaborative piece, a 15-foot swirl of birds in flight, highlights the amazing bird watching opportunities offered in the park.
- Manhattan: High Line Art presents Caterpillar, a series of seven pieces by Carol Bove. This provides the last opportunity to see this section of the elevated railway in its natural state before it opens as public parkland in 2014 and is available for viewing only during public walks on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Make free reservations here.
- Queens: The Toshihiro Oki architect team, in conjunction with the Architectural League of New York, is pleased to present FOLLY: tree wood in Socrates Sculpture Park. According to the NYC Parks System, “The installation creates a dialogue between built structures and systems with the irregular and organic.”
- Staten Island: Karlis Rekevics offers All-Too-Familiar-Tangle in Tappen Park, a piece highlighting oft-overlooked elements in the urban landscape. Rekevics is the recent recepient of the annual Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award.
With such a great collection of open-air art on display, perhaps it is time to slip on some walking shoes, grab a cup of coffee to go, and spend an afternoon rambling among these fascinating outdoor pieces.
Featured image (top): Ben Snead: Fish Farm (Brooklyn Snappers) 2012 –
Public Art installation at Clumber Corner DUMBO, NY