B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees

7 August–7 December 2018

Exhibition Overview

Kitchen Trees

For the first public commission of his 50-year career, New York-based artist B. Wurtz (b. 1948 in Pasadena, California) will transform City Hall Park with Kitchen Trees, an installation of five new sculptures. This group of large, whimsical arboreal-like works will be composed of found, durable kitchen items such as colanders, pots, and pans that will form “trunks” and cascading “branches” with vibrant hanging plastic fruits and vegetables. Each rising 15 to 18 feet high and spanning 10 to 12 feet in diameter, the works in Kitchen Trees play with a new scale, responding directly to City Hall Park’s forms and functions. The works will be sited around the historic central Victorian fountain, adding a temporary and contemporary new splash for parkgoers.

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