We are thrilled to report that the Emily Wiekopf’s sculpture Unparallel Way has now been installed on the 4th avenue traffic median between 3rd and 5th streets! It will be on view for the next 11 months.
Check out recent press coverage about the project and the Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion exhibition!
Leslie Albrecht, Public Art Project Makes Waves on Fourth Avenue, DNAinfo, 10/24/13
Jen Carlson, Why Don’t We Have A Monorail Connecting Manhattan To Brooklyn? Gothamist, 10/24/13
Lori Zimmer, Emily Weiskopf’s Unparallel Way, Art Nerd New York, 10/28/13
Douglas Turner, Artist Emily Weiskopf Beautifies Brooklyn, Douglasturner.com, 10/27/13
Andrew Russeth, Morning Links: Count Plaza Edition, Gallerist NY, 10/25/13
About the project:
Brooklyn Utopias: In TRANSITion, in partnership with the Old Stone House and the NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program (DOT), is pleased to present a temporary public art installation on 4th Avenue by Emily Weiskopf. In New York City, we often walk, ride, drive, or bike side-by-side unconsciously leading parallel lives. By raising the yellow lines that separate Fourth Avenue’s traffic lanes, Unparallel Way questions and heightens awareness of these paths we all follow, suggesting alternatives in a playful perspective. By encouraging going with the flow and contemplating our surroundings, the sculpture also symbolizes efforts to calm Fourth Avenue traffic.
Official unveiling ceremony and press conference: Monday, October 28, 11am at the traffic median.
Photo of the completed piece, courtesy of NYC DOT:
Installation photos by Bob Levine: