To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Riverside Park Conservancy will be launching a free, summer-long art-exhibition called RE:GROWTH, A Celebration of Art, Riverside Park, and the New York Spirit. The exhibit will open to the public on June 5 and run through September 10.
The exhibition will feature over 20 artists in 13 site- specific installations “that celebrate the resiliency and resolve of all New Yorkers.” These installations will be located between 68th and 145th Streets in Riverside Park.
The exhibit will be interactive, with both physical installations and augmented reality displays.
“RE:GROWTH will feature unique works of art that use color and unexpected materials to explore the concept of re-growth – literal, metaphorical, poetic, and philosophical.”
Some artist renderings:
“This is a gift to all New Yorkers as we emerge from this pandemic,” said Dan Garodnick, President and CEO of Riverside Park Conservancy. “The Conservancy is happy to celebrate its 35th year of service to the Park by delivering this free, and socially-distanced, activity for people to enjoy all summer long.”
“Public art engages visitors when they least expect it. I am inspired by this element of surprise, where art meets viewers in their own world,” said Karin Bravin, Curator of RE:GROWTH. “Projects like this, that remove gallery walls, make both art and nature accessible to all. It is a thrill to be working with Riverside Park Conservancy to make this happen.”
“For 35 years, Riverside Park Conservancy has been a vital partner in caring for this historic park,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP. “With a range of artists and creative elements across the park, this diverse exhibition will invite New Yorkers to explore and celebrate Riverside Park throughout the summer.”
Learn more about RE:GROWTH here.