Time Out New York reporter Howard Halle ranks Charles Long: Pet Sounds amongst the top 20 spring art exhibits of 2012.
Time Out New York
Published: February 28, 2012
“Charles Long: Pet Sounds”
Madison Square Park , May 2–Sept 9
While it may look like Madison Square Park is being invaded by alien blobs, sculptor Charles Long’s project comes in peace. A network of brightly colored pipe railings features amorphous shapes that suggest creatures on their way down a python’s gullet. They curve around the Park’s Oval Lawn to converge on a common seating area. Running your hand over the forms produces a variety of sounds from within: That, and not some tribute to Brian Wilson, is probably the reason for Long’s title.