Brooklyn-based artist Orly Genger comes to Manhattan with an installation called Red, Yellow and Blue. The work features the artists usage of intricately hand-knotted nautical rope covered in paint, creating a work that transforms the park’s lawns into colorfully-lined chambers that visitors can enjoy. The work will remain on view daily from May 2 through September 8, 2013 in Madison Square Park.
This installation consists of 1.4 million feet of rope—the total length equating to nearly 20 times the length of Manhattan—covered in over 3,000 gallons of paint, and weighing over 100,000 pounds. Red, Yellow and Blue uses re-purposed rope collected from hundreds of miles up and down the Eastern seaboard, bringing elements of the coastline to the urban setting of Madison Square Park. Together, three separate structures of layered rope shaped on-site by the artist will redefine the landscape of the park, creating interactive environments that will invite adults and children alike to explore both exposed and hidden spaces, encouraging them to navigate and experience Madison Square Park.
ORLY GENGER: RED, YELLOW AND BLUE – May 2 – September 8, 2013 at Madison Square Park