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Art in Focus: Basil Kincaid at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center
May 05 Through Aug 06 | Fri |
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Rockefeller Center and Art Production Fund continue their Art in Focus partnership with a public art presentation by acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Basil Kincaid. The work of Basil Kincaid is now on display, and will be presented in multiple public locations throughout the Rockefeller Center campus until August 6th.

Basil Kincaid’s artistic practice is actualized through various creative techniques such as quilting, collage, installation, and performance to construct new narratives of possibility. Kincaid’s work incorporates found or donated materials, often sourced through social media, weaving together lived experiences while also reducing waste. The Art In Focus presentation underscores how each of the artist’s mediums—fiber, collage, drawing, performance—informs the other and become nourishing environments: visions for a full, thoughtful existence. The installation will feature woven quilts, a 125-foot mural, and a monumental sculptural quilt.

The 125-foot mural in the concourse of 45 Rockefeller Plaza features photographs showcasing miniature resin figurines of the artist holding charged postures; they extend the energy of joy, wonder, tenacity, and ambition outwards onto viewers. Detailed imagery highlighting the physically and emotionally laborious task of constructing such intricate quilts and embroideries can be viewed at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, and Radio Park. As part of the Art Sundae installation, the artist will also install The River, a monumental sculptural quilt in the 10 Rockefeller Plaza window.

The Art in Focus program at Rockefeller Center, presented in partnership with Art Production Fund, presents the work of artists who are exploring and reinterpreting materials as a way to capture the human experience. A selection of painters, sculptures, photographers and more, these artists use materials in innovative ways to offer a closer look at the unique characteristics of people, objects and elements that are found in their daily lives.

Venue: Rockefeller Center