5. Morpho’s Nest in the Cadmium House Arrives on Park Avenue

Morpho’s Nest in the Cadmium House beginning on 52nd Street and Park Avenue

This season, The Fund for Park Avenue has chosen the New York based Spanish artist, Lluis Lleó and his site-specific installation entitled Morpho’s Nest in the Cadmium House. The canvas-like, five blocks of sandstone from Catalonia, each 13 feet tall, will be painted front and back, and will begin on the medium in front of the Seagram Building on 52nd Street, stretching to 56th Street. The installations pay tribute to the Catalan Romanic fresco tradition, and to the artists’ journey from Barcelona to New York twenty-eight years ago. The title, Morpho’s Nest in The Cadmium House references the Morpho butterfly, found in Mexico and Central and South America.

Painted on each side, blue paintings looking north on Park Avenue, and red paintings as you are looking south

The installation will be on view from May 1 to July 31, 2017. A parallel exhibition will be on view at the Instituto Cervantes of New York, 211 East 49th Street from May 5-9. Morpho’s Nest in The Cadmium House is made possible by NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and The Fund for Park Avenue. Collaboration with the artist include Galeria Marc Doménech (Barcelona), The Instituto Cervantes, El Institut Ramon Llull, Banc Sabadell, and Indus.

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