Colorful globes made of plastic waste, photos commemorating the iconic Meatpacking District’s history, and Van Gogh paintings seen from a new angle. June may always bring Summer, but this year it also brings a variety of new art installations to New York City. From renowned New York City artists to up-and-coming talent, this month will see a variety of sculptures, exhibitions, and experiences that are sure to ring in the Summer on a high note.
1. Perimeter Path at Green-Wood Cemetery
Artist Rowan Renee, Green-Wood Cemtery’s artist-in-residence, has turned years of extensive research into a captivating new art installation inside the Historic Chapel at the landmarked cemetery. The sculptural work is made of finely crafted pieces of marble, glass, and steel arranged on circular shelves inside the chapel. Titled The Perimeter Path, the work pulls attention from the elaborate monument and mausoleums of the cemetery to the overlooked public burial lots around the cemetery’s perimeter.
These burial plots are the final resting place of New York City’s working class and poor. population. The land around the perimeter of the cemetery was less valuable, as it was closer to the street. In Renee’s work, the artist called attention to how race and class have influence even in the afterlife. The piece will be on view daily from 10am to 5pm through September 4th.