Must-See NYC: Earth Potential Exhibit

Earth Potential in NYC Public art fund
Earth Potential in NYC. Photo credit: Jason Wyche, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

A few days ago I stumbled upon the EARTH POTENTIAL exhibit where I found myself getting lost in the surreal yet modern world of artist Katja Novitskova. Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan’s City Hall Park and presented by the Public Art Fund as part of their 40th anniversary, the exhibit marks Novitskova’s first major show in the U.S. that explores the relationships among science, technology, fiction, and our image-based culture.

Hydra as featured in Earth Potential
Hydra as featured in Earth Potential in NYC. Photo credit: Jason Wyche, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

This includes the opportunity to view seven large aluminum sculptures featuring online-sourced, digitally-printed imagery of the Earth and other planets that present a surreal landscape that’s strangely real, futuristic and totally mesmerizing.

Earthworm from Earth Potential in NYC
Earthworm from Earth Potential in NYC. Photo credit: Jason Wyche, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.
Ecoli from Earth Potential in NYC
Ecoli from Earth Potential in NYC. Photo credit: Jason Wyche, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

Scattered throughout the park, the works layer alien-like, yet terrestrial animals and organisms over celestial bodies and planets that expose worlds that don’t exist but seem very real. Additionally, the exhibit expands Novitskova’s ongoing investigation into today’s media-saturated culture and continues her interest in the relationship between technology, scientific research, and the physical world, and how developments in technology have changed our perceptions of the natural world.

Lizard details from the Earth Potential exhibit
Lizard details from the Earth Potential exhibit in NYC. Photo credit: Jason Wyche, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY.

A must-see free NYC experience, EARTH POTENTIAL is on display view from now through November 9, 2017 at City Hall Park, Lower Manhattan.

Get there:

City Hall Park
Broadway & Chambers Street

For more information, please visit:
https://www.publicartfund.org/view/exhibitions/6188_katja_novitskova_earth_potential

 

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