Favorite of the Week: Katherine Bernhardt

(This is really my favorite of two weeks as we were out of town last week!) There is an awesome site-specific installation of Katherine Bernhardt paintings and sculpture at Lever House on Park Avenue open through the end of September. I adore her bright Pop Art canvases, and this was a great environment in which to experience them. In the artist's words: "When constructing the show, I envisioned a giant fish bowl tank, with giant Jurassic objects, paintings, and soft sculptures. In this show, gigantism rules. You'll find giant gummy worm sculptures and giant paintings. The gummies could also be seen as giant paint strokes that have fallen out of the paintings. You can play on them or rest on them as well as admire the beauty of gummy worms. The painted walls, colored film windows, and painted concrete blocks, all encapsulate this colorful crazy concrete jungle. Similar to the botanical garden, these works are contained in their own glass bio-dome: The Lever House.  Welcome to the Jurassic terrarium."

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot

Katherine Bernhardt, Lever House, Installation Shot