LIGHT YEAR 50: Short Stories for Eternity
Video Art Exhibit projected onto the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 7 - 10pm *****Best place to view: from the Pearl Street Triangle
Curated by: Steve West
Participating Artists: Ernest Gonzalez, Annie Nicholson, Kara Rooney, Jessica Segal, and Steve West.
Steve West is an artist who has been a resident of DUMBO, Brooklyn since 1991, with his first studio in DUMBO, 1989. For the past 15 years, owner of the 68 Jay Street Bar. Very excited to have the opportunity to present an international line up of artist to present a public viewing of their video work on the Manhattan Bridge, in collaboration with Light Year projects.
One afternoon in December 2014, Steve West documented to theft of a graffiti sculpture by the artist REVS in the DUMBO neighborhood. The metal sculpture had been torn and smashed from it metal and cement moorings. This act of desecration signified many things to West-the forces of gentrification, the implied violence and movement incorporated in the removal of the object, and even the idea of erasing a word or text statement by physical action: REVS is a text- based graffiti artist. West has embarked on capturing the ephemeral, domestic and environmental moments he encounters. The artist presenting the works were created with the notion of the individual and universal ideas of time, grief, love and loss and thought on what it is to be a human being in our complex world.
ABOUT LIGHT YEAR:
LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created for the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has become an international project, with presentations in DUMBO on the First Thursday of every month, as well as in Berlin, and online. Since its launch, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 150 artists and curators from around the world.