Art + Culture
(super)heroes Form a Fence Around the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage
Let’s face it, we’ve all wished we had a super power at one point- it’s a universal fascination that touches most, and sometimes makes us forget that there are unsung heroes all around us. Luckily, there will be a 340 foot reminder around the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage when (super) heroes- a photo fence based on the theme of super heroes as a metaphor, is unveiled this Thursday August 9th.
(super)heroes was curated by Sam Barzilay, Director of United Photo Industries, as part of the NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program. It features artists from all over the world who approached the subject of superheroes as an allegory for a deeper exploration of a social issue, whether it be the innate desire of humanity to believe in powers greater than ourselves, gender roles and stereotypes or our dreams and aspirations as we transition from childhood to adulthood.
We’re super excited about the exhibit, and about having some eye candy around Anchorage Place. Plus, the grand reveal coincides perfectly with DUMBO’s final Beer Thursday under The Archway, so swing by at 6pm to see some heroes while you sip.
(super)heroes will be on display until the end of the year. Artists featured in the exhibit are:
- Alex Gross – “Cabinet Card Paintings”
- Astrid Verhoef – “Clark Kent”
- David Graham – “Superman”
- Dulce Pinzon – “The Real Story of the Superheroes”
- Gregg Segal – “Super Heroes at Home”
- Maleonn – “Works”
- Nicolas Silberfaden – “Impersonators”
- Susanne Middelberg – “Wonderwoman”
- Walter Iraheta – “Kryptonita”