Public Art + Architecture New York, Francis Dzikowski

Public Art + Architecture New York, New York Architecture Exhibition, Building

Center for Architecture : Public Art + Architecture NY

Photographs by Francis Dzikowski : AIA New York Chapter, USA

12 Apr 2009

Public Art + Architecture New York

Photographs by Francis Dzikowski from Public Art New York

On view at the Center for Architecture
Opening April 17, 2009

New York, NY – Join us at the Center for Architecture for the Public Art + Architecture New York Exhibition Opening. Starting at 6:00pm on Friday, April 17, 2009, the exhibition will feature photographs by Francis Dzikowski from the new Jean Parker Phifer book Public Art New York.

The images, on view through May 9, represent the wide variety of works of public art in the five boroughs of New York City. Illustrating that public art consists not only of monumental sculpture in outdoor plazas but also decorative sidewalks, sculpted facades, and evocative lighting, Public Art New York broadens the dialogue on how art can complement and enrich architecture and public space. From Coney Island’s Parachute Jump, to Dubuffet’s Groupe des Quatre Arbres in Chase Manhattan Plaza, to James Carpenter’s “Ice Falls” in the lobby of the Hearst Building, these photos reveal the magnificent range and richness of the works that enliven the New York urban landscape and are accessible for all to enjoy. Kent L. Barwick noted in his introduction to the book, “These striking photographs of both the new and what we thought familiar remind us of the ever-changing and compelling landscape we are so lucky to inhabit and so rarely take the time to see.”

The Center for Architecture will host a related panel, also titled Public Art + Architecture New York, on Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:00pm. Panelists will discuss recent New York buildings that have seamlessly integrated public art with architecture, fusing the artist’s vision into the architectural design. Participants include artist James Carpenter of James Carpenter Design Associates, architect Todd Schliemann of the Polshek Partnership, and David Thurm, Vice President for Operations at The New York Times. Jean Parker Phifer FAIA, author of Public Art New York, will serve as moderator.

Public Art New York Book

Public Art New York by Jean Parker Phifer FAIA was published by W.W. Norton in March 2009. Francis Dzikowski is represented by Esto. The Helfand Spotlight Series highlights competitions, projects under construction, and projects recently completed that will have a far-reaching impact on New York City’s built environment. Projects are exhibited as a means of generating public interest as well as presenting in-depth information to the Center’s professional audience.
This spotlight will be on view through May 9, 2009.

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