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As part of her Art in brief Partnership, the Rockefeller Center and the Art Production Fund will present a public art presentation by painter and multimedia artist Hilary Pecis.
Known for her dynamic style of acrylic painting, Pecis is based in Los Angeles, but often draws on her personal experience in LA and New York for her work.
“After a year spent mostly indoors, I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring the privacy of these arranged vignettes to such a public place,” said Pecis.
Composed of still lifes of floral arrangements, bowls of fruit and domestic animals, as well as several landscapes, Pecis’ work has been described as “repository” and “domestic”.
With Pecis’ work set alongside art deco classics such as Prometheus and Atlas, Art in Focus believes that “the combination of contemporary practices and classical art history gives each work an extra dimension, both familiar and incredibly fresh “.
“As you walk through Rockefeller Center you will meet old friends that you might have missed, like Prometheus and Atlas, but then you will discover Hilary’s work which immerses you in her own world,” said Eb Kelly, Tishman Speyer managing director who oversees Rockefeller Center. “This is what New York is.”
Established in 2018, Art in Focus is a multidisciplinary art program committed to presenting contemporary artists against the backdrop of “New York’s iconic landscape at Rockefeller Center”. For the past three years, Art in Focus has showcased the work of Angelica Hicks, Lakela Brown, and Sanford Biggers, among others.
“We look forward to transforming the iconic spaces of Rockefeller Center with the dynamic work of Pecis,” said Casey Fremont, Executive Director of the Art Production Fund.
Pecis’ work will be on display at 10, 30, 50 and 45 Rockefeller Plaza throughout the summer, from July 6 to August 31.