Drifting in Daylight: Innovative new art exhibition in Central Park

ByDomenick Candelieri WABC logo
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
"Drifting in Daylight," a free art exhibition in Central Park, is now open through June.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Drifting in Daylight, a free group exhibition, brings eight thought provoking, sensory, and participatory artworks to the northern part of Central Park.

Presented by Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy, Drifting in Daylight opened on May 15th, and includes work by artists Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings. Six of the eight works have been created especially for this project, and all of them-whether performative, participatory, or perceptual-respond to the unique features of this section of the Park, as well as to the multitude of ways in which the Park's landscape, history, and uses are animated through daily life.

With works ranging from a fishing boat plying the Harlem Meer, to an ice cream truck dispensing treats in the colors of the sunset, to a choreographed journey through the Park's North Woods, Drifting in Daylight playfully twists our everyday experience of the Park, awakening our senses and provoking us to pay more acute attention to this cherished landscape. In so doing, the exhibition engages and pays tribute to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's masterpiece and the powerful civic vision behind it.

For more information, visit www.centralparknyc.org/ and http://creativetime.org/.