Two recently-installed gallery shows are attracting some buzz from art aficionados with children.
Visual media artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, just opened a fascinating wall-to-wall light and audio installation titled “Voice Array” at Bitforms Gallery on 20th Street that encourages visitors to interact vocally. Art-goers can go up to an intercom and speak or sing into it and the installation records their voices and remixes it into a matrix of 288 pre-recorded voices and over 500 flashing LED lights.
“Not only can you touch the artwork, but you have to!” Mr. Lozano-Hammer told Scooter. “By pressing the button and leaving your voice behind, the piece gets its ‘crowd-sourced’ content.
Nearby, at Joshua Liner Gallery on 28th Street, Steve Powers (formerly of Deitch Projects) has a solo exhibition called “A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures.” The graffiti and public art guru presents an assortment of paintings on aluminum that are bursting with vibrant colors.
“’A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures’ combines word, image and color to create paintings that distill the complexities of love and life into simple ideograms that will amuse youths and amaze adults,” Mr. Powers explained to us.
For more information on various art installations and opportunities for your family that is both engaging and well done, check out Observer.com’s Art of Parenting.
“Participatory art creates experiences that are engaging and intimate, where the public is an integral part of the artwork,” concluded Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
He is right on the ball there!
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