Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2019

 

 

 

 

Summer 2019 Guerrilla Wall in El Barrio

It’s Summertime ~ when nothing is better than life outdoors with the annual Summer Streets and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. This year, adding to our list will be a 100-site installation by Public Art Fund, 7 new sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall, and The Harlem Art Collective’s Summer installation on The Guerrilla Gallery Wall, addressing social and political issues in the news and close to our hearts. Be sure to check ‘Still on View‘ for the many fabulous installations closing soon.

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Alex Katz: Park Avenue Departure to Arrive on Park Avenue Mall in August

 

 

 

Image: Alex Katz, Park Avenue Departure, 2019, porcelain enamel on shaped steel (double-sided figures), 96x31x1.5 inches, 243.8×78.7×3.8 cm. © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY courtesy of the artist

On the heals of Joseph La Piana: Tension Sculptures, The Fund for Park Avenue and New York City Parks announced its latest installation along the Park Avenue Mall from 50th to 57th Street. The commissioned work by artist Alex Katz (b. 1972) will include seven large-scale works, each work an iteration of Park Avenue Departure.

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Alex Katz opening at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in Harlem

 

 

 

Alex Katz, Sunset, 2019 courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise Harlem

This exhibition tells the story of a year in Alex Katz’s painted-life. A life where landscapes are observed from the edge of his home in Maine. For more than half a century, Katz painted this land with a virtuosity yoked to a consistent elegance. Today, while the elegance remains, something else has beckoned. Katz finds himself in the middle of the tempest.

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