ITP Alum Public Art in McCarren Park
support PUBLIC ART
By Jason Krugman (ITP Alum ’09)
McCarren Park, Brooklyn, NY
Corner of Driggs and Union
Opening December 13, 2009
North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac), in collaboration with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA), presents Living Objects, a public art installation featuring three LED-lit sculptures in the Southwest area of McCarren Park. The illuminated figures will be one of the largest public art installations in the park’s recent history.
Living Objects is part of a series of sculptures inspired by Krugman’s childhood dreams, which he integrates into the everyday urban landscape. The sculptures respond to our innate cognitive and emotional reaction to the presence of a human form through their physical and emotional presence, relating to us as both human bodies and as objects of wonder. Hundreds of interior LED lights radiate light through their semi-opaque skin, drawing attention from passersby and creating the illusion of emotional warmth and sentience. Appearing together as a non-gendered grouping, the three sculptures are neither human nor object, reality or fantasy.
Jason Krugman is a New York-based artist focusing on kinetic sculpture and responsive lighting installations. For more information, please visit the artist’s web site at: www.jasonkrugman.com
North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) http://nbpac.wordpress.com
The mission of the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NbPac) is to work with artists and the communities of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick to produce art in public spaces.
Light-Up Brooklyn http://www.lightupbrooklyn.com
Lead Sponsorship for Living Objects is provided by Light-Up Brooklyn, a new “bricks & mortar” lighting store featuring products from some of the most prestigious lighting manufacturers available today.
Additional support is provided by Tillett Lighting Design, Crest Hardware, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation