Uptown Girl: Modern Art Installations on Park Avenue
By juxtaposing vibrantly colored geometric shapes against the muted New York City streets, the Art in the Park program is practically toying with your perception of reality. The colorful shapes appear to have been Photoshopped or superimposed onto Park Avenue.
Miami-based Venezuelan artist, Rafael Barrios, painted the sculptures with an acrylic that has a fluorescent quality. Both in daylight and after nightfall the installations appear to float against the commercial and residential high rises and change shape when the viewer assumes different vantage points. From the side they render nearly flat, but from the front they take on various dimensions.
The exhibit is presented by The Sculpture Committee of the Fund for Park Avenue in collaboration with arts organizations and the city’s public art program. The installations will be on view until June 30, 2012.