Light Year 50: Short Stories for Eternity

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.

Artist Steve West has been based in DUMBO since 1991, and has owned 68 Jay St Bar since 2004. One afternoon in December 2014, Steve West documented the theft of a graffiti sculpture by the artist REVS in the DUMBO. 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.) Since this experience, West has dedicated his work to capturing the ephemeral, domestic and environmental moments he encounters. 

In "Short Stories for Eternity," artists explore individual and universal ideas of time, grief, love, and loss and reflect on what it is to be a human being in our complex world.


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.