15. City in the Grass at Madison Square Park
It’s the last two weeks to see the 38th commission of the Madison Square Park Conservancy by New York-based artist Leonardo Drew. His monumental installation on the park’s Oval Lawn, City in the Grass presents a topographical view of an abstract cityscape atop a multi-patterned, undulating and layered panorama. The installation stretches 100 feet long.
City in the Grass is made of varied materials that spread across the lawn and, at various points, ascend into tall rising towers. The sculptures are set in a patterned surface that mimics Persian carpet designs and reflects the artist’s interest in East Asian decorative traditions and global design. The sculpture mixes domestic and urban motifs, spurring viewers to contemplate our relationship to the city we will in. City in the Grass will be on view from June 3, 2019, through December 15, 2019.