Wyatt Kahn’s Huge First Public Art Exhibit Just Opened in City Hall Park

Wyatt Kahn’s Huge First Public Art Exhibit Just Opened in City Hall Park

Sculptures of everyday objects such as a phone, a comb and a pair of eyeglasses come to dramatic oversized life in a new large-scale art exhibit at City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan. 

The modernist exhibit — ”Life in the Abstract” by Wyatt Kahn — will run through December 11. It includes seven vibrant, rust-red Cor-Ten steel pieces combining elements of geometric abstraction with playful, ordinary objects. 

The juxtapositions are meant to produce “playful” narrative compositions, and it has personal meaning to the artist: Kahn, a New York-based artist, is mainly known as a painter, and this is his first public-art exhibition. The objects are based on his previous canvas-based works. 

The pieces here are a much different scale than Kahn’s usual work: “Parade,” the largest of the works, weighs nearly 3,000 pounds and stands more than 15 feet wide. The welding and composition of the works give it an illusion of drawing in space. 

“The figures and groupings in this exhibition each have their own narrative,” Khan said in a press release, and I hope that visitors will find their own meaning in the works based on their own experiences.” Read more about the exhibit here

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