B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees to Grow in City Hall Park




The artist, B. Wurtz

City Hall Park will be the recipient of five new sculptures presented by Public Art Fund, in the exhibition, B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees at City Hall Park this summer.

The exhibit, B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees will display five new site-specific sculptures using common kitchen items to create ~ trees. As you might expect, the trees will be adorned with such popular kitchen utensils as colanders, pots and pans, “which will form ‘trunks’ and cascading ‘branches’ with vibrant hanging plastic fruits and vegetables.”   Each tree will rise from 15 to 18 feet high, and span 10 to 12 feet in diameter.

The pop-art, New York-based artist, B. Wurtz, is known to create around the themes of food, clothing or shelter in what he considers to be “basic needs for human happiness.”

B. Wurtz: Works 1970–2011, installation view. Metro Pictures, New York.

While we have no images of the Kitchen Tree’s, we have pulled images of the artists’ past work, above and below, showing his interest in recycling and reuse of ordinary materials in past exhibitions.

Untitled, 2012; metal, plastic cups, graphite on wood, wire, thread. Image via bwurtz.com

B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees, presented by Public Art Fund, and curated by Associate Curator, Daniel S. Palmer, will open on August 7 in City Hall Park, located around the historic central Victorian fountain. This installation is the third in a series of three public Art Fund summer exhibitions, along with Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus and Tauba Auerback: Flow Separation.

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG), also presented by Public Art Fund, will continue to be on view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza to mid-October. 2018.