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Gaia & Pablo Gnecco Collaboration at Concrete to Data

Gaia & Pablo Gnecco Collaboration at Concrete to Data

2015, 3D Prints

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Now through March 21st 2015 the collaborative 3D printed works above by Gaia & Pablo Gnecco can be viewed at Concrete To Data in the Steinberg Museum of Art. Curated by Ryan Seslow, the 3D prints are a part of the diverse array of works ranging from on sight ephemeral murals, photo installations, GIF animations, dry erase board drawings, and much more.

“The three objects presented for Concrete Data are a collaborative foray into a playful 3D printing experiment. The typology of the row home / brownstone is distorted and repeated in order to prompt the limits of the consumer 3D printer. These efforts are then expounded upon in a small model that harkens back to Gaia’s former hybrid printmaking pieces with a foundation of collaged buildings ascending into a robed pig-head figure.”

Gaia grew up in New York City and is a recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. His studio work, installations and gallery projects have been exhibited throughout the world most notably The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rice Gallery and Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive. His street work has been documented and featured in several books on urban art, including, most recently, Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art, (Berlin, 2010). Gaia lives and works in Baltimore, MD, but spends a majority of his time traveling painting murals across the world.

http://www.gaiastreetart.com/

Pablo Gnecco Pablo Gnecco is an experiential artist and motion designer from Bogota, Colombia living in Brooklyn, NY. He is an inaugural member of The New Museum’s art and technology incubator, NEWINC, where he is exploring motion and interaction with emergent new media and collaborating with other artists and technologists to create works of art and interactive installations. Recently co-founded Studio Studio an interactive design and development company based in New York City.

http://yopablo.com

More info on http://concretetodata.com 

Concrete to Data Presents HYMN by John Fekner & Brian Albert

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(Photo: © Brian Albert 1987)

I am happy to announce that HYMN, a public sculpture by John Fekner & Brian Albert will be included in the exhibition.

HYMN is a collaboration by John Fekner and Brian Albert. The project constructed on an embankment overlooking the Grand Central Parkway in Queens was intended as a call for peace, an immediate response to the growing racial tensions over the death of a young black man in New York City. A gang of white youths in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens brutally beat three black men whose car had broke down in the neighborhood, chasing one of the three, 23-year-old Michael Griffith from Bedford-Stuyvesant, to his death when he was hit by a car crossing the Shore Parkway on December 20th, 1986.

The piece consisted of a tombstone-shaped concrete electrical power box painted black with the word “HYMN” stenciled in 12-inch high white letters. Flush with the ground, in front of the ‘tombstone’ was a translucent 40” x 50” photographic print portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., illuminated from a light source in the ground. The electricity necessary for the underground lighting was tapped from a streetlamp, which switched on at sunset.

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(Photo: © Brian Albert 1987)

Hymn was installed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 19th, 1987. Passing motorists could see the work both during the daytime and at night when it transformed into a subtle glowing image of harmony and peace. The illegally sited work remained for a few weeks and was eventually removed from the parkway embankment.

In 1988, the Hillwood Art Museum (now the Steinberg Museum of Art) invited Fekner and Albert to create a new permanent version as part of their Public Art Program. Hymn was erected and dedicated next to the Interfaith Chapel at Long Island University C. W. Post Campus in Brookville, NY.

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Detail (above) of the almost thirty-year-old Hymn installation which is in the process of being reconditioned and remodeled this month on the LIU Campus. It is included in the Concrete to Data exhibition at the Steinberg Museum of Art 1/26/15 – 3/21/15.