5. Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Tompkins Square Park and East Harlem Art Park
Beginning this month, artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez presents five artworks at two Manhattan park locations to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Growth,” his large-scale, permanent work, and the first of the Percent for Art (PFA) projects in New York City. “The Oracle of the Past, Present and Future,” an installation consisting of geometric interlocking parts of steel, wood and glass elements, had its installation in Tompkins Square Park on June 6th.
Four other sculptures, also created by Mr. Rodriguez, will be installed at the East Harlem Art Park, with an opening reception on June 20th. The East Harlem installation will remain through May 2016, and accompany his piece, “Growth,” which was the first sculpture at the East Harlem Art Park in 1985, where Mr. Rodriguez was joined by Mayor Koch in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Stay tuned for more information on the anticipated June 20th installation reception.