In case anyone’s been in any city lately, they’ve probably noticed there’s construction going on. It’s a fact of life in an urban setting you’re going to have occasion to be roiling around in red tape or blue construction barriers. Downtown Brooklyn’s out to change all that. According to Brooklyn Eagle (1) the recent art instillation on “Duffield, Bridge, and Lawrence Streets” are doing their part in helping to pep-up the neighborhood.
Bridge Street has a “49-story apartment project (that) has been stalled for more than a year.” Now they also have an “eye-catching mural of Downtown’s vibrantly diverse people.” The stunning mural was painted by Nelson Rivas.
If you happen down the Duffield Street construction site and you happen to be noticing a series of random “digital symbols and images,” that’s not your brain frying out on you. It is a “cityscape called ‘Building Codes'” and the artwork was created by Jessica Angel.
Another spot where the rubber meets the road is on Lawrence Street where beleaguered residents can find “Junkhaus.” This instillation is “a collaboration by sisters Jennifer and Laura Manzella.” Junkhaus “presents an image of the three main bridges that connect Downtown Brooklyn to Manhattan and abstracted lines reminiscent of the 1972 NYC Transit map.” Pretty trippy, huh?
These temporary installations snuck in underneath the radar and have been a huge hit with residents and officials alike. The Brooklyn Arts Council thinks that these art pieces will “revitalize and beautify the area and transform visual barriers into attractions.”
From the looks of it, the BAC hit the nail right on the head.