Carmen Herrera's 'Untitled Estructura (Red)' on view in New Orleans
30 September 2021
As New Orleans’ public art installations continue to evolve, Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by The Helis Foundation (PCSE) remains a staple within the city's Central Business District. The outdoor, public exhibition, spanning Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and South Claiborne Avenue, is the south’s leading rotating sculpture exhibition. The Corridor expands with the addition of five new sculptures by local and internationally-renowned artists, kicking off with Carmen Herrera’s Untitled Estructura (Red) on September 20 and continuing with installations throughout the fall.
Herrera’s Untitled Estructura (Red), composed of painted aluminium and standing eight feet tall, is installed along the corridor. The artist's first presentation of Estructuras Monumentales was in City Hall Park in New York, organised by Public Art Fund in the summer of 2019. The exhibition recently travelled to Buffalo Bayou Park in Houston (October 2020 – April 2021).
Of the installation, Herrera noted: “I'm honored that my work has been selected as the first new addition to the wonderful art collection of New Orleans. I'd like to extend my thanks to The Helis Foundation for presenting Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, and hope that many locals and visitors are able to enjoy this work and the other sculptures to be unveiled."
Read more about the presentation here.