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Jackson Arn’s Summer Public-Art Picks | Featuring Suchitra Mattai

By Jackson Arn

Make your way to Socrates Sculpture Park, in Queens, where Suchitra Mattai has brought a collection of newly commissioned work. The most purely pleasurable parts of “We are nomads, we are dreamers,” her solo exhibition (through Aug. 25), are six large textile sculptures that look like giant tree stumps covered in rainbow bark (actually hand-woven together from vintage saris), at the park’s center. If a breezy, slightly sweaty Sunday morning stroll in late June were a work of art, it might look like a Mattai.