Exhibition Tuesday! Two AFT artists have some amazing artwork on view:
Mel Chin created stainless steel and glass sculptures with lighting on the mezzanine column bases and ceramic tile at the Broadway-Lafayette Street/Bleecker Street station. Entitled Signal, the permanent artwork draws upon the rich history of the Broadway and Lafayette crossroads, once a trading route for the tribes of the Six Nations. Currently, the New Orleans Museum of Art is exhibiting Mel Chin in a solo show, Mel Chin: Rematch. This major retrospective of Chin’s work will be on view through May 25th, 2014. Also, check out a podcast about Mel Chin’s permanent AFT work here.
Haresh Lalvani will be creating a permanent artwork to be installed within the platform windscreens of the 88th Street station on the A line. Lalvani used algorithms and data relating to the distances of streets to the transit stations to generate unique patterns that will form 24 stainless steel panels, entitled MORPHING88 . Recently, Lalvani installed a stainless steel sculpture at the southeast corner of 54th Street and Avenue of the Americas. SEED54 is an 8ft laser-cut monument shaped like a patterned seed that examines the morphology in nature, which Lalvani often explores in his work.
Images: Mel Chin, Signal, 1997.
Mel Chin, Our Strange Flower of Democracy, 2005.
Haresh Lalvani, SEED54, 2013.
Haresh Lalvani, MORPHING88 (drawing), 2014.