I am pleased to announce my new public art project that will be commissioned by The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for the Arts and DOT. (Forthcoming; Fall 2017)
Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) is pleased to welcome Before Now, a new, site-specific installation by artist Priscila De Carvalho. The Brazilian-born, New York-based De Carvalho took inspiration from the park’s natural and built environments as well as the area’s history to create the original work. The installation consists of intricate, colorful murals along the walls of 99 Plymouth’s entry gallery, as well as captivating light box drawings displayed in its Community Room.
De Carvalho’s artwork combines influences from Pop Art, monumental murals, documentary photography, and architecture. In many of her pieces, she contrasts urban and natural imagery to examine humanity’s place in a changing world. She based Before Now on the relationships between nature, the built environment, and the past. Combining floral and architectural elements of Brooklyn Bridge Park, De Carvalho shows how the natural world intersects with and weaves through the urban environment over time. In the Community Room, she created light box paintings that depict lush, overlaid images of the surrounding landscape. De Carvalho drew and painted Before Now with assistance from Brooklyn High School of the Arts students.
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