Friday, September 21, 2012

ArtBridge is back, putting art on fences outside arena and TV van parking lot

Dean Street near Sixth Avenue
(loading dock entrance in background)
The organization ArtBridge, which a year ago spruced up some Atlantic Yards construction fencing by curating original art to be placed there, is back with the obliquely titled new installation, Intersections:
ArtBridge is pleased to return to the site of the Barclays Center with its latest installation, Intersections. In the works by the eight artists featured in the exhibition, lines meet, colors collide, and patterns form and break apart. Some are orderly, others unpredictable and at large scale in the public realm, can be seen as artful, if not playful interpretations of the varied rhythms of the urban environment that surrounds us.
The title may also conjure up thoughts of the less than salubrious intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues.

However the fences are the Sixth Avenue side of the arena near Dean Street and also outside the parking lot for TV trucks.

Photos by AYInfoNYC
From the press release:
Intersections, opening on September 25, 2012 and featuring the work of eight artists—seven of whom are from Brooklyn— spans over 2,000 square feet and turns two chain link fences into canvases for original works of abstract art that riff on the dynamic patterns of urban life. This will be the second installation for ArtBridge at the Barclays Center. For artist Augustus Nazzaro, who has exhibited with ArtBridge at the site last year as well as at the organization’s Chelsea gallery, Intersections offered him the opportunity to think about his work in a new context. “I’m particularly excited to be taking part in Intersections because I made my pieces specifically for this project,” he says. “I would never have been able to realize the work as such large scale on my own.”
Other Intersections artists include: Amelia Midori Miller, Eugene Constan, Mark Sengbusch, Andrea Claire, Scott Malbaurn, Meghan Calhoun and Stephanie McMahon. ArtBridge will be celebrating the opening with the artists at an extended Happy Hour on Tuesday, September 25 at Flatbush Farm in Brooklyn. It will be open to the public.
...“In Brooklyn, creativity is everywhere you turn, and ArtBridge builds on the borough’s celebrated creative energy,” said Bruce Ratner, President and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies. “We’re thrilled to partner with ArtBridge again to transform the fences near the new Barclays Center into a public gallery showcasing the work of emerging artists. It provides neighborhood residents, commuters and Barclays event-goers a chance to experience terrific art in this outdoor setting.”





On east side of Sixth Avenue north of Dean Street

Note residences in background; these are supposed to be taken by eminent domain for the project

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