The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter), a display of seven paintings nestled within “magic boxes,” created by artist Cheryl Parry.
Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public from July 18 through September 9. The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter) is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations and over 16 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.
“Through a personal and emotional display, The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter) brings together art and magic to create fascinating illusions,” said Barbara A. Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance. “We’re so proud to showcase Cheryl’s artwork through the Garment District Space for Public Art program, and we hope all visitors enjoy this captivating installation through the fall.”
Inspired by her father’s love for magic, The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter) consists of paintings decorated with preserved birds, dragonflies and nests tucked within magic boxes. Fascinated by the ability to make something appear where there once was nothing, Parry transforms paint into something that conveys meaning in a magical way.
Raised in the woods of Pennsylvania, Parry always loved to paint and draw, and found herself enchanted by the images in storybooks at a young age. As a painter and multi-media installation artist, she integrates dance, sound, text and video into her thematic projects, and has showcased her work in solo and group exhibitions.
The Garment District is home to diverse business sectors from technology to hospitality and includes thousands of people working in the creative economy, including fine and performing artists, designers, architects, photographers and more than a hundred theaters, galleries, performance spaces and studios.
The Garment District Alliance is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1993 to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan’s Garment District. Through programs in the areas of streetscape improvements, sanitation and public safety, marketing and promotions, economic development, and community service, the Garment District Alliance supports the neighborhood’s transformation into a modern, 24/7 destination for dining, nightlife, hotels and unique office space. For more information on the Garment District Alliance’s many art initiatives and plaza programming,
While you’re in the Garment District, don’t miss Kim Carlino: Spectrum, on view to March 1, 2022.