Secret Gardens By Richard Pasquarelli
Produced By Bravin Lee Programs / NYC DOT / Chamber Street, NYC
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.
“Secret Gardens” was installed earlier this month on a 500 foot chain link fence on Chambers Street between Greenwich Street and West Street with another 500 feet to be installed next week between Greenwich and West Broadway. As a jogger, Pasquarelli often caught glimpses of small private gardens hidden behind fences and hedges and ivy covered walls. By introducing these private green spaces into an urban public environment, Pasquarelli hopes to transport passersby to a more serene world. Secret Gardens was produced in collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program