April 22, 2014 - High Line Art - Spring 2014 highlights
April 22, 2014

Spring 2014 highlights

Rendering of Ed Ruscha, Honey, I Twisted Through
More Damn Traffic Today
, 1977/2014. Courtesy of
the artist, Gagosian Gallery, New York, and Friends
of the High Line.

Spring 2014 highlights
Ed Ruscha
Archeo
Faith Ringgold
A Tale of Two Islands
Robert Breer

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High Line Art is the public art program presented by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions.

Ed Ruscha
Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today, 1977/2014
High Line Commission
May 6, 2014–May 2015
Ed Ruscha presents his first public commission in New York City, a large-scale mural hand-painted by a professional mural company on the side of a building adjacent to the High Line. Ruscha’s mural combines his interests in architecture, vernacular language, and public space to create a dry and humorous commentary on life in the contemporary metropolis.

Archeo
Featuring Antoine Catala, Isabelle Cornaro, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Yngve Holen, Gavin Kenyon, Josh Kline, and Marianne Vitale 
High Line Commission
April 17, 2014–March 2015
An outdoor group exhibition focused on the theme of technology and planned obsolescence, Archeo brings together the work of seven international artists who employ outmoded technologies and outdated machineries as a reflection on humanity’s continuous fascination and frustration with technology.

Faith Ringgold
Groovin High, 1986/2014
High Line Billboard
May 1–June 2
Faith Ringgold has reinterpreted one of her colorful and paradigmatic story quilts from 1986 titled Groovin High. Depicting a crowded dance hall bordered by quilted hand-dyed fabrics, Groovin High is evocative of Ringgold’s memories of Sunday afternoon dances at the Savoy and her connection to the African-American communities of her native Harlem.

A Tale of Two Islands
Beatrice Gibson with Alex Waterman, Frank Heath
High Line Channel 14
Through May 7
A Tale of Two Islands features two videos, each of which offers a portrait of an island located in New York City. Featured videos include Frank Heath’s Asymptomatic Carrier and A Necessary Music by Beatrice Gibson with Alex Waterman.

Robert Breer
Selected Works
High Line Channel 14
May 8–June 25
Featured works include Form Phases 4 (1954), a silent film that bears a direct relationship to Breer’s early vibrant abstract painting practice; Gulls and Buoys (1972), a lyrical portrait of a relaxing day at the seaside; and Fuji (1974), an itinerant work that follows the artist on a train trip through the mountains of Japan.

 

High Line Art
Presented by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art commissions and produces public art projects on and around the High Line. Founded in 2009, High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art, and produced by Friends of the High Line, High Line Art invites artists to think of creative ways to engage with the uniqueness of the architecture, history, and design of the High Line and to foster a productive dialogue with the surrounding neighborhood and urban landscape.

 

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