Category Archives: Art Exhibits

Features both museum and public art displays.

The Big Apple “Pyramid” or Sol LeWitt Structures Exhibit

I’ve often said to both friends and visitors to our fair metropolis alike that you just never know what you are going to see when you walk through the streets of New York City. This is another example of it and was seen just off Broadway at City Hall. It’s a pyramid structure made up of concrete blocks and looks to stand about ten to twelve feet high. It was part of the Sol LeWitt Structures public art display and I only managed to snare a few photos of this particular one. Time was not on my side that day but please enjoy these and the information sign.

Here are the finer details for you all. I felt it best to snap a photo of that rather than line out every single detail verbatim.

A shot from a slightly closer vantage point.

And yet another from a little bit farther away. Its very nice to look at but I always enjoyed the visual of pyramids myself.

I should mention that this pyramid is a little bit of angle trickery as well and the structure does not go completely around. Its only on the side that you see in these photos. I realize now that I should have taken a couple of more shots to show you exactly what I mean but I can always do that later and append this posting.

Introducing “Echo”; Welcome To NYC’s Madison Square Park

I had been wandering around the city the other day and it was a bountiful day for a photographer to say the least. I had only just passed the “Figurations” exhibit that was up on the Fashion District and as I got to the vicinity of Madison Square Park I caught a glimpse of something giant and white. It was obstructed by some trees and it definitely bore a closer look see so over to the park I walked.

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Nathan Sawaya’s “The Art Of The Brick” Lego Exhibit

Folks who are following the main adventuring over on PiercingMetal.com are very aware of all the coverage that we gave to the NY Comic Con and Anime Festival 2010 which was held over at the Jacob Javits Center.  If you are scratching your head then please allow me to refresh your memory.

We were here…..

nathan sawaya, the art of the brick exhibit, lego sculpture
The Jacob Javits Center

and we were doing a little bit of this….

nathan sawaya, the art of the brick exhibit, lego sculpture
Heavy Metal Comic Book Media Geek Credentials

and while there was a ton of things to broadcast on the main site about this…..

nathan sawaya, the art of the brick exhibit, lego sculpture
Click This Image To See The Comic Con 2010 Adventures

there were some things that bore a little closer examination and were better served up in postings of their own.  One such display was that of sculptor Nathan Sawaya who works with Lego bricks as his medium and calls his line of statues “The Art Of The Brick”.   I took a bunch of photos from the Comic Con showcase but did not manage to get them all.  Check it out. Continue reading Nathan Sawaya’s “The Art Of The Brick” Lego Exhibit

Tom Otterness’ “Real World”: A Public Art Display

Readers of the PiercingMetal.com website might recall a not too long ago concert report for the band Renaissance in which the band performed outside on a hot Summer night down at Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City.  While a little unbearable under the setting sun, the night was a wonderful one in the end and the adventure down to the actual concert something entirely different and interesting in its own right. The reason for this was based on our discovery of another public art installation by Tom Otterness, the American sculptor whose work really shines in my humble opinion. We had explored the artists work after another concert with his “Life Underground” pieces that are set up under the streets of NYC on the 14th Street & 8th Avenue subway line.  Interested folks can click that link to check out the full views and images captured for that experience and we cannot recommend enough that you check this out but totally watch your step as you wander the platform.  Anyway, while heading down into the actual park where the stage was set up, we found the installation of what is called “The Real World”.  The display was commissioned of the artist in 1986 and installed in 1992 and oddly enough I never even knew about it since I rarely get down to this part of the city and the parks.  I guess I need to change that course of action since I am usually finding amazing things to share with the world.  Anyhow, this installation is a fascinating one and is set up around a beautiful playground area.  I photographed a number of the pieces as I wandered down to the show for your visual enjoyment.  Read on.

tom otterness, the real world sculptures

The first piece we see is a couple of monkeys and apparently a mother and her baby based on the bottle that is visible in the hand of the larger one.  I love the derby’s.

tom otterness, the real world sculptures

I’m actually wrong, as the piece above is at the entrance walkway to the playground area while this guardian monkey is ready to welcome you down into the fun.

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Walking Next To The “Sidewalk Catwalk” Fashion Display

You really never know what you are going to see in New York City at any given time and how a simple walk to the office of a friend can find you stumbling upon something interesting and really cool.  Such was the case that I would find while heading over to a publicist’s office to pick up some new review materials for PiercingMetal.com.  I was in Times Square, and the day was nice, so I decided to walk down Broadway even though their office was a good mile down the avenue.   As I began the wander I realized that as far as my eye could see, how mannequins dressed up in very detailed designs were positioned along the same path I was going.  This was New York’s Fashion District and I had accidentally come upon a public art project called “Sidewalk Catwalk”.  Walk with me for a few minutes.

Designer: Catherine Malandrino

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