January 19, 2019

New York Subway Murals Celebrate Influential Icons from Bronx History

In celebration of some of the most influential figures from Bronx history, Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gaston has recently unveiled his series of glass mosaic murals at the 167th Street B/D subway station. Titled Beacons, the eight icons featured include Gil Scott-Heron, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Audre Lorde, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Reggie Jackson, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

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December 13, 2018

NYC Subway Station Gets Redesigned with Colorful Dog Mosaics

In the 1970s, artist William Wegman adopted his first Weimaraner. Fittingly named Man Ray, this dog played a pivotal role in the evolution of Wegman’s creative practice. Not only did the pup prompt the artist to turn his attention from painting to photography, but he also inspired Wegman’s most well-known works: portraits of Weimaraners wearing clothing.

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November 5, 2018

Former Graffiti Artist Creates Sentimental Yarn Installations Inspired by His Grandmother

Eric Rieger, a contemporary artist who goes by the name HOTTEA, says that he can sum up his practice in one sentence: “My work deals with color, numbers, and human experiences.” While this description is simple and straightforward, his intricate yarn installations are anything but. Featuring countless strands of colorful fibers, these pieces are sure to dazzle. However, to HOTTEA, it is the meaning behind the medium that ties his practice together.

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September 26, 2018

Immersive 3D Installation Invites Viewers to Step Inside a Giant Photograph

Photographer Chris Engman invites you to enter a world within a world. His photography installation, titled Containment, is an immersive work that features images spanning the walls, ceilings, and floors of a specially constructed room. Upon stepping foot inside the space, you’re transported from a gallery setting to the middle of a bustling stream surrounded by a dense forest with trees cloaking most of the blue sky above.

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