Lluís Lleó: Morpho’s Nest in the Cadmium House at Park Avenue Malls, 52nd to 56th Streets, through August 11, 2017

Photographs by Corrado Serra.

Morpho’s Nest in the Cadmium House is a site-specific installation of five double-sided paintings on carved Catalonian sandstone by New York-based Spanish artist Lluís Lleó. The 13-foot, 7,000-pound paintings are Lleó’s first public art exhibition in New York. They are part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and are presented in conjunction with the Sculpture Committee of the Fund for Park Avenue.

“These stones are on the one hand a refuge and on the other a protection of fragility, delicate and fleeting,” says Lleó, “They create a place where all our dreams can rest: the hope that the art of painting will not die; and the hope that the art that leaves my studio will be soaked in rainwater and let to dry in the sun, to have the spring breeze blow gently on it. The Cadmium House is that pure place one dreams to find in life. That place where memories lie and we can pay tribute to the art before us, that safe place called history where so many things are unchangeable.”