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Marianne Boesky Gallery

Private Gallery
Rachel Feinstein: Folly - Madison Square Park (26.6.2014)
Cliff House
Cliff House
  Rachel Feinstein:

Madison Square Park, New York
23rd Street and Fifth Avenue

Through September 7, 2014

Currently installed in Madison Square Park, New York, as part of Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art, Rachel Feinstein's Folly marks the artist's first public art exhibition in the United States. The installation will be on view in the park at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue through Sunday, September 7, 2014. This exhibition was organized by Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Folly consists of three of Feinstein's largest sculptural works to date: a Rococo-style hut, a ship suspended high in the air, and a small house perched on a cliff. The three works, influenced by the artist's career-long fascination with 18th century architecture and decorative arts, inspire a fantastical narrative, transforming the park into a stage in which visitors become the de facto players in unscripted theatrics. Made of powder-coated aluminum with applied surface illustration, the follies recall architectural structures of the eighteenth and ninteeth centuries - quite extravagant, these constructions satisfy fancies rather than functional purpose.

Rachel Feinstein (b. 1971) lives and works in New York City. She attended Columbia University, where she studied religion, philosophy and studio art, graduating with a BA in 1993. She continued her art education in 1993, studying at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Feinstein has exhibited internationally in New York, Rome, London, Dijon, Lima, Paris and Bejing. In addition to her presentation in Madison Square Park, her work is currently featured in More Material, a group exhibition curated by Duro Olowu at Salon 94 in New York, NY. Feinstein has a forthcoming exhibition with Marianne Boesky Gallery in 2015.

Cliff House, 2014,
powder-coated aluminum with applied graphics, 25' 6'' x 27' 8'' x 12' 4''
Photo by James Ewing Photography, New York.
Courtesy Madison Square Park Conservancy

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