July has finally arrived, and midsummer in New York City is welcoming an array of murals and sculptures that are keeping the outdoor art scene fresh and vibrant. From parks and courtyards to shopping districts and malls, public spaces are welcoming a new range of art to discover. Interactive poles by the waterside invite the public to engage with their environment, bold sculptures add color to the green landscapes of parks, and thoughtful site-specific installations at Brookfield Place inspire conversation among viewers. Before they disappear in the next rotation of art through upcoming months, see these outdoor art installations for the month of July:
1. Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales
Rendering courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY
Estructuras Monumentales is an upcoming exhibition composed of five aluminum sculptures. It is designed by Cuban-born, New York based artist Carmen Herrera, and presented by Public Art Fund in celebration of her first major outdoor exhibition of sculptures. These works are to enliven City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan, where three new sculptures based on historic designs and two sculptures never before seen in the United States will be revealed.
Herrera’s Estructuras series was originally conceived in the 1960s, and featured bold monochromatic colors that are to complement the civic environment. According to Public Art Fund Associate Curator, Daniel S. Palmer, the series “will harmonize with the natural surroundings of this civic setting – City Hall Park serves as the ideal environment for this important exhibition in Herrera’s long career.”
Estructuras Monumentales will be on view from July 11 to November 8, 2019 in Lower Manhattan’s City Hall Park.