Carmen Herrera's 'Estructuras Monumentales' Public Art Fund project opens in New York City
9 July 2019Carmen Herrera's first major exhibition of outdoor structures, 'Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales’, commissioned by Public Art Fund, opens today in City Hall Park in downtown Manhattan, New York. Until 8 November, visitors to the park will experience five of Herrera’s vividly coloured sculptures situated throughout its groves and pathways, three of which have been newly realised for this presentation, and two - Angulo Rojo (2017) and Pavanne (1967/ 2017) - which have never before been shown in the United States.
Herrera began conceptualising her Estructuras in 1962 through diagrammatic drawings, believing that her geometric acrylic paintings were “crying out to become sculpture”. The works existed only as draughts, however, until 2015. The acrylic and aluminium forms' presentation in City Hall Park draws the crisp minimalism of Herrera's works on paper and canvas out into three dimensions for the first time to the public.
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