May 28, 2014
Rachel Feinstein’s ‘Folly’ In Madison Square Park
Rachel Feinstein’s “Folly,” featuring three large-scale architectural follies, is now on exhibition in Madison Square Park. The three follies are constructed from detailed panels of thin, graphically printed metal, towering as high as 26 feet.
For the work, Feinstein chose to capture three scenes: a house perched on a towering cliff, a flying ship teetering high on a treetop, and a Rococo-style hut. Although not interactive, the sculptures aim to evoke three distinct theatrical scenes that invite the park visitors to become the actors in the suggested story.
The installation, which opened earlier this month and runs through September 7th, is Feinstein’s first public art exhibition in the U.S. The artist has had much success through her collaborative exhibitions at MoMA PS1 and the SCAD Museum of Art.
Brooke Kamin Rapaport of the Madison Square Park Conservancy said of the project, “The artist’s whimsical vignettes bring a fairy tale narrative to Madison Square Park.”
If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the perfect time to have lunch in the park and take in an art exhibit.