April 9th, 2014

Park Avenue Paper Chase

I’ve had art on the brain recently. You’d never know that I have a B.A. in Art History from my career path. I took these pictures of Alice Aycock’s sculptures (while driving) down Park this morning. There are seven in total: six between 52nd and 57th streets, and one at 66th in front of the Armory.  According to Aycock “I tried to visualize the movement of wind energy as it flowed up and down the avenue creating random whirlpools, touching down here and there and sometimes forming dynamic three-dimensional massing of forms. The sculptural assemblages suggest waves, wind turbulence, turbines, and vortexes of energy.”  Very cool.

I’ve been meaning to profile my friend who is an art consultant for a while now. She has a number of Sally Mann photographs that are to die for. And there are some great exhibitions around town, I’m going to grab some friends and hit the museums/galleries. TBC.


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  • Heading to the city soon and would love to read some posts on the great stuff happening around my former hometown. Will definitely make my way to Park to check these out. Cheers! Laura from http://www.cocktailsandgelato.com

    Laura (@cocktailsandgelato.com)April 9th, 2014  10:59 PM

  • My favorite display on Park Avenue are always the beautiful fresh green Christmas trees every December. The shape of the trees, the lights at night, the lush evergreen conifers . . . it just says “Christmas is here!” Whoever organized this tradition did the entire city a great service.

    PaulaApril 10th, 2014  2:24 AM

  • Exciting! Look forward to reading your reviews of the various exhibitions, especially as no chance of getting to NYC.

    claireApril 10th, 2014  5:20 AM

  • I love the sculptures. They look great in a wild and slightly uncontrolled way going down Park. I like the tension of order/precision and speed/chaos that feels a bit like NYC itself. Thanks for the great pics.

    LFRApril 10th, 2014  7:53 AM

  • Very cool!

    Sue TothApril 10th, 2014  9:12 AM

  • You know we’re happy to talk about art with you anytime!
    I am heading to Toronto in the next couple of weeks to see the show at AGO on Henry Moore and Francis Bacon, then the ROM for the new showcase of art/artifacts/design circa 1914 (love Art Nouveau).
    Thank you for these photos of New York, like Claire says it’s great to see it through your eyes if we can’t get there ourselves.

    SueMApril 10th, 2014  10:21 AM

  • These are insane. Love!!

    Designs By KatyApril 10th, 2014  2:51 PM


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