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Lars Fisk-Con Ed-Broadway Morey Boogie-Broadway Mall-NYC-001Lars Fisk Con Ed at Broadway Morey Boogie

Spanning all five miles of the Broadway Malls, which stretch from the Upper West Side to Washington Heights, 10 sculptures from 10 well known and emerging artists will be on display. This first of its kind exhibition, titled Broadway Morey Boogie (an homage to modern artists Piet Mondrian’s famous painting Broadway Boogie Woogie), is an effort to bring art normally seen in the midtown galleries of NYC, down to street level; engaging the thousands of workers, natives and tourists, who walk along the spinal cord of Manhattan every minute of every day.

Columbus Circle-Broadway Morey Boogie-Joanna Malinowska-Chrnocile of the Latter World- Broadway Mall-NYCJoanna Malinowska, Chronicle of the Latter World, Columbus Circle

The exhibition is curated by Marlborough Chelsea, The Broadway Malls Association and the NYC Parks Department. Works include Sarah Braman’s first outdoor sculpture, Another Time Machine, a minimalist piece which uses different colored glass to humanize the passages of space and time, as well as life and death; Lars Fisk, a sculptor whose expansive imagination comes in the forms of hand-sculpted spheres with his newest piece, Con Ed has the symbol of energy in NYC re-imagined as one perfectly round sphere; Tony Matelli’s Stray Dog fits with the artists dark sense of humor, whose hyper realistic sculpture of a dog without its owner will fool many who are unaware of its actual purpose.

Sarah Bramam-Another Time Machine-64th Street-Broadway Morey Boogie-Broadway Mall-NYCSarah Braman, Another Time Machine, 64th Street Lincoln Center

Davina Semo, Everything is Permitted, 117th Street-Columbia University-Broadway Morey-BoogieDavina Semo, Everything is Permitted, 117th Street at Columbia University

Devin Troy Strother-With That John McCracken Lean-Broadway Morey Boogie-72nd Street-NYCDevin Troy Strother, Rae’Shwana and Dee’Swana, (With that John McCracken Lean), 72nd Street

These works and more will be on display until February 2015. Since the mid 2000s, the Broadway Mall has featured outdoor art exhibitions generally from one artist in particular.  This exhibit marks a foray into featuring a variety of talented artists to further connect the city through creative and interesting works.

Also check out the latest installation on the Park Avenue mall, with implosion sculptures by Ewerdt Hilgemann. Also read about the history of Broadway as a street here.

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