Restore The View
By Richard Pasquarelli
Produced By Bravin Lee Programs / CUNY / NYC
September 2010 - BravinLee Programs is pleased to present Richard Pasquarelli’s project Hours Of The Day at the W Hotel on 123 Greenwich Street. This is Richard’s third outdoor project for the Downtown Alliance’s Re: Construction program. All three are currently on view. Re:Construction is a public art program produced by the Downtown Alliance and funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. The temporary artworks help mitigate the impact of Downtown’s numerous building projects.
In August, Pasquarelli’s “Restore the View” was installed. This 4’ x 363’ work is situated on scaffolding at the site of CUNY’s Fiterman Hall project at Barclay Street, between West Broadway and Greenwich Street and between Barclay Street and Park Place. Using expansive images of the northern and eastern skies, these digital murals aim to “restore the view” obscured by scaffolding and construction, opening up the space visually and psychologically.