Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow, and Blue Installation at Madison Square Park
Maybe it was the glorious spring weather that had me swooning, or the fact that the flowers and trees were all in full, spectular boom, but I must say that Orly Genger's massive new art installation in Madison Square Park, titled Red, Yellow, and Blue, could be the best yet to grace the lawns of this Flatiron District oasis.
Considering that Genger's predecessors include the likes of Roxy Paine (and his shiny metallic trees), Sol LeWitt, Antony Gormley (looming guardian angels/fiends of death), Mark di Suvero and Jaume Plensa (that beautiful giant white head), that is high praise indeed.
Orly Genger's Art at Mad Sq Park
Mad Sq Park Colored Red, Yellow, and Blue
But what really makes Genger's Red, Yellow, and Blue special is the way its organic forms blend so easily into the landscape (despite the screaming primary colors), and that it encourages all manner of interaction with us, the viewing public. As you can see from the photos, people sit and lounge and pose for endless photos on the art. They use it for as a backrest, and for shade, and as a secluded-feeling nook in which to relax. The texture is so scratchy and raw, the colors so bright and childlike, the form so soothing and "naturalistic", that Genger's work hits you on many levels. A huge winner for Madison Square Park.
Orly Genger in Madison Square Park
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