Art + Culture
The FENCE Brings 1000ft of Community-Inspired Photos to BBP
United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), and Brooklyn Bridge Park are set to unveil a new public art installation,a sensational 1000-foot outdoor photo exhibition known as THE FENCE, with a free guided tour (and Ample Hills ice cream!) on June 18. The event starts at 6:30pm near Jane’s Carousel and will end at Pier 5.
This year, The FENCE explore the theme of “Community,” viewed through the lens of streets, home, people, creatures or play. As you can imagine, this broad range of qualifiers has made for a group of work that is very exciting in it’s subject variety! Here are two examples to illustrate the range of pieces that have been chosen: a series by Mika Goodfriend documents French Québécois retirees living in the good life in Pompano Beach, Florida while Natan Dvir’s statement pieces explore the way commercial billboards have “branded” our cityscape in New York.
We took a peak at the portion that’s already up around Brooklyn Bridge Park and were blown away. But we weren’t the only ones checking it out … there was a wedding shoot taking advantage of the great collection of photographs displayed along the Empire Stores.
To see more of the artists that will be exhibited on THE FENCE this summer and to learn more about the project check out the official website.