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Madison Square Park Conservancy is responsible for the maintenance of the park’s lawns, which includes closing the lawns each year from October through May for reseeding. With the heightened need for public space, the Conservancy has kept the lawns open throughout the pandemic. For the month of April, all lawns will be closed to reestablish the grass in time for summer.

Richard Deacon: Assembly

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Past Exhibition

Richard Deacon: Assembly

May 15 – 24, 2008
Past Exhibition

Richard Deacon: Assembly

May 15 – 24, 2008
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Richard Deacon’s Assembly is an exhibition of seven large, brilliantly-colored ceramic sculptures installed on the park’s lawns. Deacon transforms public art by manipulating a variety of materials in an innovative use of open form. His work is recognized for its found-object sensibility and virtuoso celebration of craft. Deacon’s sculptures are constructed from laminated wood, stainless steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, and leather — materials the artist wields into bent forms and fluid constructions. Deacon’s work often assumes architectural scale. The artist overcomes the ruggedness of industrial construction to form work with graceful form and layered meaning. 

His exploration of clay and ceramics as sculptural materials, the forefront focus of Assembly, brings seven new pieces created over the last year at the Niels Dietrich ceramic studio in Cologne, Germany to the park. The Assembly series is a group of four large-scale variations on geometric form, each presenting richly glazed and patterned ceramics that playfully respond to the physicality of the viewer and the whimsy of daily life.

Richard Deacon’s Assembly is an exhibition of seven large, brilliantly-colored ceramic sculptures installed on the park’s lawns. Deacon transforms public art by manipulating a variety of materials in an innovative use of open form. His work is recognized for its found-object sensibility and virtuoso celebration of craft. Deacon’s sculptures are constructed from laminated wood, stainless steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, and leather — materials the artist wields into bent forms and fluid constructions. Deacon’s work often assumes architectural scale. The artist overcomes the ruggedness of industrial construction to form work with graceful form and layered meaning. 

His exploration of clay and ceramics as sculptural materials, the forefront focus of Assembly, brings seven new pieces created over the last year at the Niels Dietrich ceramic studio in Cologne, Germany to the park. The Assembly series is a group of four large-scale variations on geometric form, each presenting richly glazed and patterned ceramics that playfully respond to the physicality of the viewer and the whimsy of daily life.

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