Launch of a Three-Part Public Art Series

Times Square Arts
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Charles Gaines: An American Manifest is the first of a 3-part, multi-year project across various locations. Performances and installation are presented in Times Square this summer.
Charles Gaines: An American Manifest is the first of a 3-part, multi-year project across various locations. Performances and installation are presented in Times Square this summer.
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Times Square, NYC - Duffy Square Showing July 13 - September 23, 2022 Images of trees have figured prominently in Gaines’s practice since the mid-1970s, when he first began plotting their forms through a system of color-coded, numbered grids
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On view in the center of Times Square’s most iconic plaza, Duffy Square, Roots is a sculptural installation of seven American Sweetgum trees, painted and presented with the root systems intact and upside down to a surreal and dystopic effect. Sweetgum trees, indigenous to the eastern United States and much more populous throughout the region that eventually became Times Square, are known for their impressive root systems that require vast open spaces to grow. - Times Square Arts
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