The Next Artist In Madison Park Will Be Alison Saar

Wednesday July 20, 2011

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Hopefully everyone has had the chance to enjoy Jaume Plensa’s Echo in Madison Square Park, as the time to see it is almost up on September 111. So that means that with the fall looming just around the corner, a new artist is getting ready to take over the city’s most coveted public art venue. The Times‘ Carol Vogel reports that the honor will go to Los Angeles-based Alison Saar, whose six-sculpture installation Feallen and Fallow will go up on September 22 and remain on view through December 31.

According to The L Magazine, the installation’s will be a suite of four bronze sculptures, each one featuring a stylized female figure representing each of the seasons. For a preview of what those pagan-surrealist-feminist sculptures will resemble, check out the page for her same-titled exhibition last year where she showed a series of paintings based on the seasons and a smaller version of the sculpture “Fall.” Also included in the Madison Square Park installation will be the large sculpture “Tree Souls” (1994, at top), which was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum in 1995.

This is sure to be a stunning exhibit, as with all of the art displayed in the park, it gives us a great thrill each time we pass such wonderful sculptures on the way to the Kew Offices. Once again another reason to pass through the Madison Square Park and NoMad area this fall.



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