The SculptureCenter is an impressive space located in Long Island City near MoMA PS1 and Socrates Sculpture Park. Every time we head back to the City, I’m going to see what sculptures are being exhibited, because I wouldn’t want to miss seeing a 50’ sculpture installed and exhibited here.
MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens is a unique setting for exhibiting contemporary art. It was originally a Primary School, so individual rooms house exhibits, and details such as old lighting fixtures which really make it feel like school time.
As we walked the wide hallways, a small wooden door was closed so we opened it to a James Turrell piece, “Meeting”. This is a permanent piece, installed in 1986, but was completely new to us. It felt so good to just open a random door and first experience the outdoor chill, then look up to the framed sky.
M. Wells Dinette is awesome too!
Since 2005 the Macy’s Day Parade has incorporated fine-art balloons in the line-up, with balloons by artists such as Tom Otterness or Jeff Koons. Before we headed out for the parade, Russ showed me a blog post that featured KAWS in front of his inflated balloon.
During the parade, kids gleefully yell out “Kermit the Frog!” or “Spiderman!” Russ and I were among the only in the crowd that yelled out “Companion by KAWS!”
See a video and concept images here.
Bas relief Art Deco Sculpture (or low-relief) at 30 Rockefellar Center by Lee Lawrie titled “Wisdom, with Light and Sound.”
Try everything that can be done.
Be deliberate. Be spontaneous.
Be thoughtful and painstaking.
Be abandoned and impulsive.
Learn your own possibilities.
—George Bellows, 1920