Suspended from the ceiling and serving as the lobby’s chandelier, this work displays an unlimited number of text sequences derived from each of Shakespeare’s plays.
The Mathematical Star is made up of patterns based on a photograph of a significant landmark in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. The quilt is a secret history of the neighborhood – people familiar with the sites may recognize some of the architectural details on which it is based, outsiders will just see a beautiful quilt or pattern.
Since 1982, New York City's Percent for Art law has required that one percent of the budget for eligible City-funded construction projects be spent on public artwork. Managed by the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Percent for Art program has commissioned hundreds of site-specific projects in variety of media—painting, new technologies, lighting, mosaic, glass, textiles, sculpture, and works that are integrated into infrastructure and architecture—by artists whose sensibilities reflect the diversity of New York City.
The Percent for Art Program offers City agencies the opportunity to acquire, commission or restore works of art specifically for City-owned buildings throughout the five boroughs. By bringing artists into the design process, the City's civic and community buildings are enriched.
Monday, March 21, 5:30pm
Snug Harbor Music Hall
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Percent for Art will be initiating a new public art commission at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center this spring.
Tuesday, April 12, 6:00pm
Nuyorican Poets Café
236 E 3rd St, Manhattan, NY 10009
Percent for Art will be initiating a new public art commission for Nuyorican Poets Cafe this spring.
Tuesday, May 24, 6:30pm
Charleston Community Library
Tides Senior Center, 15 Tides Ln, Staten Island, NY 10309
Percent for Art will be initiating a new public art commission at the Charleston Community Library this summer.