Planning on seeing a Yankee game this weekend? If you’re taking Metro-North Railroad to Yankees-E.153rd Street station, see Ellen Harvey’s permanent work The Home of the Stars in the pedestrian overpass. This large-scape series of glass mosaic panels captures the south-facing Bronx evening sky in April as it changes from 6:30 to 9pm depicting the radiant cloud-filled sky to a starlit night.
We love Lothar Osterburg too! He is currently featured in our ON TIME/ Grand Central at 100 exhibition, as well as our newest subway Artcard. Also, we love that his ‘Plus 1,’ is Ellen Driscoll who created a permanent artwork entitled As Above, So Below, in the North Passageway in Grand Central Terminal!
From Planthouse’s press release:
Our own ethical codes and social interactions have created the Plus 1 etiquette. Plus 1 comes from the idea of a formal invitation to an event. The invited is then allowed to bring a signiﬁcant other— a lover, friend, socially established partner, even an acquaintance. How much thought goes into the choice? It may be obvious or a long shot. On one side there is a clear answer to who’s coming, on another, a complete mystery. What does this Plus 1 bring to the table?
The Invited & Plus 1:
Grayson Cox & Daniel Bozhkov
Lothar Osterburg & Ellen Driscoll
Megan Plunkett & Seth Zucker
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña & Charles Moody
David Storey & John Dilg
Lothar [Osterburg] (detail)
In honor of the Grand Central centennial, we would like to highlight Arts for Transit’s permanent artworkthroughout GCT. First up, artist Ellen Driscoll who referenced the historic constellation ceiling from the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal in her glass, bronze and mosaic relief, As Above, So Below. Located in the Grand Central North passageway, her artwork takes the viewer around the world to the night sky above five different continents, representing myths, civilization, heavens, and the underworld. A close look at any of the faces in the work reveals their diversity, as indeed, the people in these mosaics represent many different backgrounds. However, the artist has altered them to take on the attributes of mythical figures. The work summons the everlasting and the ephemeral, reminding us of our worldly past while we hurry through the station.
Above: Ellen Driscoll, As Above, So Below, 1998.