June 28, 2006 - Public Art Fund - Summer 2006 Exhibitions
June 28, 2006

Summer 2006 Exhibitions

Nancy Rubins, Pleasure Point,
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, photo by Erich Ansel Koyama

Public Art Fund
Summer 2006 Exhibitions


Nancy Rubins
Big Pleasure Point
At Lincoln Center
July 5 – September 4, 2006
Public Art Fund presents Big Pleasure Point, a new sculptural commission by internationally renowned, Southern California-based artist Nancy Rubins. At once exuberant and commanding, Rubins first outdoor sculpture in New York will be made of more than sixty rowboats, kayaks, canoes, small sailboats, surfboards, wind-surf boards, jet skis, paddle boats, catamarans and other small river and ocean vessels, joined together and cantilevered over Lincoln Centers Josie Robertson Plaza. Connected by welds and wire, the boats will be held in place by tension so that they form a dynamic, colorful cluster high reaching 55 feet in the air. The title is inspired by the words stenciled on a cache of boats that come from the idyllically named Pleasure Point Marina, located on a resort lake in Southern California. Lincoln Center is on Broadway between 62nd and 65th Streets, New York.

Nancy Rubinss Big Pleasure Point is made possible by supporters of the Public Art Fund and by The David & Peggy Rockefeller Art Fund. Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by The City of New York. Special thanks to Gagosian Gallery.

Sarah Sze
Corner Plot
Doris C. Freedman Plaza
On view through October 22, 2006
Sarah Szes Public Art Fund commission Corner Plot unites the artists signature delicate assemblages with her ongoing interest in architecture and the urban environment. A corner of a building made to resemble the white-brick, post-war apartment co-op that stands on the opposite corner across Fifth Avenue protrudes from the pavement. Inside the spare and sturdy modernist exterior is a fragile, chaotic underground world, lit from within and filled with an apartments worth of belongings including a stack of white bath towels, an end table, a fire extinguisher, water bottles, desk lamps, cartons of salt, notebook paper, a bathroom scale, rolls of toilet paper and much more. Doris C. Freedman Plaza is located at the southeast corner of Central Park, 60th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Sarah Szes Corner Plot is sponsored by Bloomberg.
Additional support is provided by Con Edison.

Alexander Calder in New York
City Hall Park and City Hall
On view through March 18, 2007
Throughout his career, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) explored issues of color, form, anthropomorphism, abstraction and scale, all of which can be seen at play in the works in this exhibition, the first occasion that a group of this beloved American artists works has been shown together in New York Citys public spaces. Five stabiles, made between 1957 and 1976, are on view throughout City Hall Park; the exhibitions centerpiece is Jerusalem Stabile (1:3 intermediate maquette), a monumental steel sculpture that is visible from the Brooklyn Bridge. In delicate counterpoint to these large outdoor works, Untitled (1976), one of the last mobiles the artist made before his death, hangs in the rotunda stairwell of City Hall. Information on free public tours of City Hall can be found at www.nyc.gov/artcommission . City Hall Park and City Hall are located on Centre Street south of Chambers Street.
Alexander Calder in New York is sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies.

Material World: Works by Matthew Day Jackson, Corin Hewitt,
Rachel Foullon, Peter Kreider and Mamiko Otsubo
MetroTech Center in Brooklyn
On view through September 10, 2006
This exhibition features new commissions by emerging artists ranging from personal monuments to visionary landscapes, each of which was made using materials that directly relate to or are inspired by the artists chosen subject matter. Works include Corin Hewitts monumental Legacy, a rainbow made entirely of cast street sweepings; Matthew Day Jacksons bronze sculpture, Staff of Lady Liberty, a loose portrait of Americas past and a monument to its future cast from trinkets, a totem pole and more; Rachel Foullons Housescape, an installation of five variously scaled objects including a tent, a beach house, a satellite dish, a weathered horse trough and a parquet dance floor; three untitled, simplified natural forms made by Mamiko Otsubo out of synthetic materials; and Peter Kreiders an upward down, a colonnade of five unusually tall fire hydrants made of bonded marble. MetroTech Center is bordered by Jay Street, Willoughby Street, Flatbush Avenue and Johnson Street.
Material World is sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

PUBLIC ART FUND is New Yorks leading presenter of artists projects, new commissions, installations and exhibitions in public spaces. Since 1977, the Public Art Fund has been committed to working with emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides a unique platform for an unparalleled public encounter with the art of our time. To join our mailing list, please contact us at info@publicartfund.org.

Public Art Fund is a non-profit arts organization supported by generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and with public funds from National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


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