The post-minimalistic art of Tony Feher comes to the Bronx Museum of the Arts, turning a vacant lot fluorescent pink.
A special public art installation is on display in the lot beside the Bronx Museum of the Arts consisting of florescent pink spray-painted rocks. It’s part of a retrospective by sculptor Tony Feher on display in the museum until February 16th. The artist uses everyday objects to build his post-minimialistic aesthetic. Each piece is very personal and not conceptual. Feher, who was diagnosed with HIV forty years ago, says that every piece has a story in itself.
Talking to Blouin ARTINFO about his pink display, “The man-made color is relevant in today’s world because so much of the clothes people are wearing these days are in those vivid colors.” The New York Times described his mission as “deflating the overblown” since most of his pieces display familiar objects in an interesting way that may make the viewer “feel the urge to produce similar pieces.” This approachable quality makes the exhibition very striking in its simplicity. Here are some more pictures of his florescent pink lot besides the Bronx Museum: