2. Art in Focus at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center Wild Animal Exhibit
Courtesy of the Art Production Fund. Image by Daniel Greer

Artist Debbie Lawson makes her mark on New York City as the first UK-based artist to be featured at Rockefeller Center with her Art in Focus exhibit. Located at the Rink Level of 45 Rockefeller Plaza, Lawson has filled the concourse with a mural mosaic of carpet imagery combined with wild animals like boars, deer, and tigers. Viewers will see wild animal imagery camouflaged in carpet patterns while wandering through the space. Lawson was heavily inspired by the architecture of the Art Deco complex, especially the gilded lions at the 50th Street entrance. She created three royal lions that creep around carpets, featured in the vitrine spaces. Her installation blurs the lines between two and three dimensions, as well as between the natural and built world. Lawson’s work will be on view through January 9th, 2024.