Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Orly Genger's Incredible "Red, Yellow and Blue"

This month, the Madison Square Park Conservancy unveiled a massively ambitious installation by the New York artist Orly Genger. Genger has crocheted 50 tons of lobster-fishing rope (which took two years for her team to clean) to create three open-air rooms spread throughout the park, each saturated in paint with a different primary color. The walls suggest a grainier, softer and more vibrant counterpoint to Richard Serra's monumental Cor-Ten works. "Red, Yellow and Blue" immerses itself in the landscape, diving into and emerging from the earth, weaving around the trees to form intimate spaces under the park's canopy. This beautiful creation definitely warrants a trip to the park. Luckily, it will remain there through Labor Day, so there's still plenty of time.

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